The Logos

When the Heavenly Father was creating everything, after each creation we are told, “it was good” (Gen. 1:4,10,12,18,21,25). Everything created was perfect in God’s sight.

At the end of the sixth day, “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Here, we get our first glimpse of God’s only begotton Son, the Logos, with the use of the words “us” and “our.” Then in John 1:1-3 (Emphatic Diaglott) we are told “In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God and the Logos was a god. This was in the beginning with God. Through it every thing was done; and without it not even one thing was done, which has been done.” According to Thayers’s Greek dictionary, “Logos” means the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, his minister in creation of the universe.

Revelation 1:11 describes the Logos as “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end,” the only direct creation of God. Other scriptures describe him as God’s “only begotten Son” (1 John 4:9; John 1:14,18; John 3:16).

All of the rest of the creation was made by him using God’s power. Proverbs 8:27,29,30 (NASB) states, “When He [God] established the heavens, I [Logos] was there … When He marked out the foundations of the earth; Then I [Logos] was beside Him, as a master workman.” “There is one God, the Father, of whom are all things …. and one Lord, Jesus Christ through whom are all things” (1 Cor. 8:6 NASB).

One can imagine how touched the Father was when his “only begotten Son” stepped forward and volunteered to be the ransom sacrifice for Adam. Jesus “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name” (Phil 2:7-9 NASB).

Because of his faithfulness to God, God has entrusted him with “all  authority … in heaven and earth” to bring God’s plan of salvation to its glorious conclusion and bring mankind back to perfection and harmony with God (Matt. 28:18 NASB). 

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