Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the Logos. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. (Luke 1:1-4)In the Greek, the term translated "Word" is Logos.
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. He was with God in the beginning. (John 1:1-2)
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 Logos to refer to Almighty God, since He was the rational mind - the 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. In 1st century culture, Logos was a very meaningful hook for both Jews and Greeks seeking truth...
And the Logos 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)Scripture is also referred to as Logos - the Word of God. Indeed, just as Jesus Christ walked the earth as the incarnate Logos, the 66 divinely-inspired books of the Bible comprise the written Logos.
For the Logos of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)When Jesus was wrapping-up His ministry on earth, He told His disciples about the signs of the end times. As He recapped the power and importance of His teachings, He declared:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my Logos (words) will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35)
Why Blogos?Blogos.org is a collection of blogs dedicated to the Logos - Jesus Christ and the Bible.
Other than being a pretty cool word, the goal of Blogos is simple:
1. Bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ (the incarnate Logos); and
2. Provide a better understanding of the Bible (the written Logos).
Who is Blogos?Blogos.org is an outreach of Got Questions Ministries - www.gotquestions.org.
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