threads 58,072, messages 294,366, members 10,374 Threads Last 24 Hours 7 Messages Last 24 Hours 36 Members Last 30 Days 158 Latest Member.b.4. Question: "What do John 1:1,14 mean when they declare that Jesus is the Word of God?". By starting out his gospel stating, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, John is introducing Jesus with a word or a term that both his Jewish and Gentile readers would have been familiar with. So, essentially, what John is doing by introducing Jesus as the Logos is drawing upon a familiar word and concept that both Jews and Gentiles of his day would have been familiar with and using that as the starting point from which he introduces them. In the Greek worldview, the Logos was thought of as a bridge between the transcendent God and the material universe. Teen Hangout teen hangout spot, health Fitness, achieve good health and well-being. Devotionals, daily devotionals to start your day right. The Greek word translated Word in this passage is Logos, and it was common in both Greek philosophy and Jewish thought of that day. Sermons, sound biblical preaching, counseling, be set free with the Armour of GOD.
Answer: The answer to this question is found by first understanding the reason why John wrote his gospel.
We find his purpose clearly stated in John 20:30-31.
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Stories, your stories and your journey, water Cooler. Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life. Log in, join, new posts, news Stand, latest news, world affairs, politics, and general site updates. Once we understand that Johns purpose was to introduce the readers of his gospel to Jesus Christ, establishing Who Jesus is (God in the flesh) and what He did, all with the sole aim of leading them to embrace the saving work of Christ. Polls, create Polls Vote, poetry, we all love poetry.