1 John 1:1
The Greek term Logos is translated as “word,” “speech,” “principle,” or “thought.” In Greek philosophy, it also referred to a universal, divine reason or the mind of God. As John uses the term he writes that Jesus, the Word or Logos, is eternal and is God. Further, all creation came about by and through Jesus, who is presented as the source of life. Amazingly, this Logos came and lived among us: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” John 1:14.
The term Word also refers to the Scriptures as Paul identifies as part of our armor of God, “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17 There is a link, a connection, between Scripture, the written Word and Logos, the Word that moves among us. As members of Word of Life, what beliefs do we embrace with our name, Word of Life and how are we shaped by the Name above all Names?
Question: “What is the Logos?”
Answer: Logos is used in many ways, yet in John’s Gospel and letters, Logos is a clear reference to Jesus, the God who both created us and lived among us.Logos became a theological term important to Christians in the early church and to us today.