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Originally posted by jmdewey60
reply to post by squandered
We are all God because consciousness is God.
In a similar fashion as to how the guppy in your backyard pond is the same as a great white shark, both being fish.
Both Paul and Jesus would have been brought up in a world of Hellenistic Judaism, from opposite sides of the Mediterranean, one to the north, in Asia Minor, the other in the South probably in Alexandria, waiting for a safe time to return to Palestine, and then settling in gentile Galilee. They would have been heavily influenced by some for of Platonism and Stoicism.edit on 6-5-2012 by jmdewey60 because: (no reason given)
The writer of the Gospel of John points out, and is something echoed by Paul in Philippians, that the ruling law of the universe (logos) is not something that God is subject to, but is itself identified with God.
"Herakleitos" of Ephesus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who expounded the concept of the Logos, or Living Word?
Paul work is good, the core beliefs, but his attack towards and against Peter and the "so called disciples" are degrading and judgmental.
Rhema and Logos
Some modern usage in Christian Theology distinguishes Rhema from Logos (which here refers to the written scriptures) while Rhema refers to the revelation received by the reader from the Holy Spirit when the Word (Logos) is read, although this distinction has been criticized.
John1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
The Stoics also spoke of the logos spermatikos (the generative principle of the Universe), which is not important in the Biblical tradition, but is relevant in Neoplatonism.
 David L. Jeffrey (1992). A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature. Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. p. 459. ISBN 0-8028-3634-8.
- - Ibid
That's rather arbitrary.
Rhema (ῥῆμα in Greek) literally means an "utterance" or "thing said" in Greek. It is a word that signifies the action of utterance.
The reader should be careful to note that the words supposedly by Paul, found in Acts, is a recreation of what the writer of that book imagines that Paul would have said, in certain situations that are themselves no better than legends.
The problem is that many Christians value his words as equally as the words of Jesus just because its bound in the bible. So anything written by Paul is immediately considered as considered valuable.