posted on Apr, 3 2018 @ 05:32 AM
Whereislogic, the poster above me, quoted from a Biblical Encylopedia which explains the Logos (The Word) very aptly. The Word was with God in the
beginning. And according to apostle John in chapter 1 he became flesh and was given the name Jesus.
The Word was divine in nature, unlike Adam, because he was created as a spirit in the form of his Father, Jehovah God. Adam was made from dirt, as
flesh and blood, a living soul. (In the Bible a soul is a physical creature that has blood. Spirits such as Jehovah God and Jesus Christ are not
souls, they are invisible spirits).
There is another scripture that refers to The Word and it tells us that he is an angel, and thus NOT God. It is in Revelation 19. If you recall in
that chapter the prophecy concerning the battle of Armageddon is given. And Jesus Christ is shown leading an army of angels to execute divine
judgement upon today's wicked world of ungodly men...notice how Jesus is referred to there:
"I saw heaven opened, and look! a white horse. And the one seated on it is called Faithful and True, and he judges and carries on war in
righteousness. His eyes are a fiery flame, and on his head are many diadems. He has a name written that no one knows but he himself, and he is
clothed with an outer garment stained with blood, and he is called by the name The Word of God. Also, the armies in heaven were following him on white
horses, and they were clothed in white, clean, fine linen. And out of his mouth protrudes a sharp, long sword with which to strike the nations, and he
will shepherd them with a rod of iron. Moreover, he treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his outer garment, yes, on
his thigh, he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords." Revelation 19:11-16.
This warrior-king riding the white horse will no doubt remind you of the white horse mentioned in Revelation 6:2, one of the four horsemen of the
apocalypse. The horse obviously symbolizes warfare, being white it represents righteousness, thus righteous warfare.
His white outer garments are stained with blood. How can that be if he is in heaven and angels do not have blood? That refers to the fact that "The
Word" came to earth to live as a human and had his perfect human blood shed as a ransom in exchange for many.
On his thigh is also written the name "King of kings and Lord of lords." This no doubt reminds us of the fact that when Jesus was raised back to
heavenly spirit life he was elevated above everyone else and kindly given the name above all names, and given authority over everyone so that all knee
should bow to him, whether in heaven or on earth.
Here is the quote for that scripture:
"For this very reason, God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every other name, so that in the name of
Jesus every knee should bend—of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground— and every tongue should openly acknowledge that
Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:9-11
I once had a person who believed Jesus was God quote me this scripture as proof he was God, because he was given the name above all other names. But
if you read this you will see that he cannot be God. Because God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every
other name. If he was God he could not be exalted above the others, or given a position superior to the others, as he would already be in that
Now why would Jesus be known as The Word? Well in Genesis, for example, we see God had intimate conversations with Adam. No doubt sharing with him
many things. Among other things, his name Jehovah, that Adam was the son of God. He was also given the rule to not eat from the "tree of knowledge"
and given tasks to complete, such as naming the animals. We don't know all of the conversations Jehovah had with Adam. But it is appearant that God
spoke with him on a regular basis.
In fact after Adam and Eve had sinned scripture says that Jehovah came to talk with them about the breezy part of the day, and when they heard his
voice they hid because they were ashamed of their nakedness. Before they sinned they were innocent and not aware of their nakedness. After sinning,
their eyes were opened to see their nakedness:
"Later they heard the voice of Jehovah God as he was walking in the garden about the breezy part of the day, and the man and his wife hid from the
face of Jehovah God among the trees of the garden. And Jehovah God kept calling to the man and saying to him: “Where are you?” Finally he
said: “I heard your voice in the garden, but I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.” At that he said: “Who told you that you were
naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said: “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me
fruit from the tree, so I ate.” Jehovah God then said to the woman: “What is this you have done?” The woman replied: “The serpent deceived
me, so I ate.” Genesis 3:8-13
Now in the Bible in other references when Jehovah himself is talking directly from heaven it always appears as his voice is that of thunder. Which
makes sense, he being God. His voice obviously is nothing like that of a human. So do you think that God spoke with his thunderous voice with Adam and
Eve all the time? No, obviously he used a spokesperson, or The Word. So it was Jesus that did the speaking to the man and woman for Jehovah in the
garden of Eden. And thus it is most appropriate that he is known as The Word of God.
Notice that they heard the voice of God but did not see him. That is because Jesus was an invisible spirit person, or angel. Angels in the Bible can
communicate with humans from the invisible spirit realm while not being seen literally. It also makes sense that they did not see God because if any
human were to look upon his face they would die.
In fact in that same gospel of John you point to in the OP about Jesus being the Logos or word, John the beloved apostle of Jesus Christ, and who
served alongside him and watched him die on the torture stake, and was a witness to his resurrection, and also was present when he floated into the
clouds to return to the spirit realm and his place in the invisible spirit realm at his Father Jehovah's side, after seeing all of this, John tells us
quite matter of factly that no one has ever seen God:
"No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is at the Father’s side is the one who has explained Him." John 1:18