No, Jesus is the Word (Logos) of God. The Bible has words about God.You are mistaken.
Joh 14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words (Logos); and the word (Logos) which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.
Heb 1:1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son
(By Juan Baixeras
) This word is translated in English as "Word"
. It is not as some would have you believe Jesus' middle name. Jesus is not called Jesus Logos of Nazareth
. This word has an actual meaning which has been almost completely lost due to the Greek philosophical interpretation of John 1:1-3 & 14
. First, Jesus is not the "Word."
The same word "logos"
appears in Revelation 20:4-5:"I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word (logos) of God."
Notice that they were beheaded for their testimony to Jesus AND
for the logos
of God. Jesus and the word of God are not the same thing. Word of God in this verse means God's plan of salvation for us (NAB), i.e. the kingdom of God message. So what does "logos"
1. Denotes an internal reasoning process, plan
, or intention
, as well as an external word. 2. The expression of thought
. As embodying a conception
(NAB & VED).
I will give you a brief paraphrase of John 1:1-3
using the definitions for "logos:""In the beginning was God's plan, will, or idea for our salvation. It was present in his mind, and God's plan or will possessed all the attributes of God."
The Roman Catholic New American Bible
has this comment on this verse:"Lack of a definite article with "God" in Greek signifies predication rather than identification." Predication -
to affirm as a quality or attribute
So how does the Word (logos) become flesh in John 1:14
? Let me use an example which most of us can relate to. We are all familiar with the expression, "was this baby planned?"
Let's say it was planned. You and your wife had a plan to have a baby. You had a logos
, a plan. Your plan (logos) became flesh
the day that your baby
. In the same way, God's plan of salvation
for us became a reality
, became flesh
, when Jesus was born
. The reason being that to someone educated in Greek philosophy such as the early church fathers of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, centuries, logos had an entirely different meaning. Tertullian who was responsible for much of the creation of the trinity was a Stoic
lawyer. The Stoics defined "logos"
as the "divine principle of life."
Which is basically a definition of God. With this definition you are going to arrive at a completely different interpretation than what John intended. You will interpret it something like this:"In the beginning was the divine principle of life, and the divine principle of life was with God, and the divine principle of life was God. Then, the divine principle of life became flesh."
With this definition you arrive at the conclusion that the divine principle of life, which is God, became flesh. Now you have God's essence in two places at once. The explanation for this obvious problem came in the form of the Doctrine of the Trinity. Then you have God's essence in flesh, so the description of Jesus becomes that he is fully God and fully man. These concepts come straight out of Greek philosophy
. Greek philosophers believed that man was composed of flesh and a divine spark.
You decide which definition is correct, Greek philosophy's or John's Jewish definition. Peace,