Posted by: Randall Niles | February 6, 2010

Logos

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1-2)

“Word” comes from the Greek, Logos.

Greeks used Logos not only for the spoken word, but also the unspoken word, the word still in the mind – the reason. When applied to the universe, Greeks were speaking to the rational principle that governs all things.

A Greek philosopher named Heraclitus first used the term Logos in the 6th century BC to describe the divine reason, or plan, which coordinates the entire cosmos.

Monotheistic Jews later used the word to refer to God, since He was the rational mind – reason – behind the creation and coordination of the universe.

Thus, the gospel-writer, John, used a very special word, Logos, to introduce his account of Jesus Christ. Logos was a very meaningful “descriptor” for both the Jews and the Greeks…

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
(John 1:14)

Just thinking,

Randall Niles

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