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Word, the

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In Greek the word for "word" is logos. It is used in many places, but of special interest is how it is used of Jesus. In John 1:1 it says, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." The Word is divine and the word "became flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:14). In other words, Jesus is the Word of God who represents God to us and us to God.

The term is also used to describe the Scriptures (Romans 9:6; Hebrews 4:12), Christ's teaching (Luke 5:1), and the gospel message (Acts 4:31).

The Word of God:

•is inspired: "All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).

•is truth: "all thy commandments are truth" (Psalms 119:151).

•makes free: "...If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).

•produces faith: "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17, NASB).

•judges: "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).


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Entry for 'Word, the'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/w/word-the.html. 2013.

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