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A Response to thoughts on the word “logos.”
August 6, 2010, 1:11 pm
Filed under: 1A - Spiritual Notes

Brother Mike Hutchinson comment on facebook: Is this referring to Christ the Logos or the written word of God? Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.-1 Peter 1:22-23

I think we have to connect what Peter says with John. In chapter 1 it says we are “born of God” and in chapter 3 “born from above” and “born of the Spirit” and “eternal life.” This has a sense of Paul’s comment in Romans 8 of “the Spirit of life” and 2 Cor. of “new creation” and other places. Paul does comment the “word (rhema) of faith we are proclaiming” in connection with confessing faith in Jesus as Lord. In Heb 4 the thought is the “speaking (logos) of God.” In 1 Peter the original stresses that a person is “born again…through logos” and “the living” and “of God” describes the word logos. I get a sense that when we respond in faith to Christ speaking to us inwardly and accepting His lordship He also makes us a new creation, our spirit is made alive with Christ. That speaking of Christ inwardly seems to be connected to the proclaiming of the good news of truth of Jesus Christ. Hence I guess why so often we connect the Scriptures with Christ and inaccurately making them one and the same. My thoughts. Sure a Bible scholar out there could best me on this…LOL.


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Well put brother! We need not be a scholar to have enlightenment.

Comment by Kathy

amen sister!

Comment by John Wilson

This is pretty cool, since I have been thinking of writing along the same lines with Hebrews 4:12, which is often quoted as referring to Scripture.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
(Heb 4:12-13 ESV)

The problem with that view is that Hebrews 4:13, which is connected with it by the word “and”, makes it obvious that it is referring to Jesus. It seems to me that many Christians make an idol of Scripture.

Comment by Peter

amen bro!

Comment by John Wilson

Peter,Light makes a clear identifying statement, so right there, in view of Truth without doubt. Anything we put above Him, is an idol; even the things of Him, or from Him! Thank You Peter!
Oh, I must say again, AMEN!!!

Comment by Kathy

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