I love the Bible. I truly believe it is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword(Heb4:12). The Bible transforms lives. One of my favorite Books of the Bible is the Gospel John. This simple verse so profound that understanding it will marks your life forever.
John 1:1 (NASB95)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
At the point which time as we know it began was the Word (λόγος in the greek) and the Word (λόγος) was there with God, and Word was (λόγος) in fact, God.
To is earth-shaking concept! It was very important to the greeks Λόγος, was a very important concept in Hellenistic culture, as explained by many scholars (like this one). In a very dualistic culture John is laying it out up front that there is no separation between God and Christ. Ιn fact this λόγος the ultimate knowledge, is God. And oh by the way, God is Christ.
It is also a a very important concept today. Here is a brief definition from the Dictionary of Biblical Languages With Semantic Domains;
3364 λόγος (logos), statement, that which is said, speech, the act. of speaking, gospel, the content of what is preached about Christ, treatise, systematic treatment of a subject, Word, Message, a title for Christ, reason, a cause for something.
The Almighty Maker of Heaven, and Earth is God and God is Christ. They are not separate. He who made humanity from the dust of the earth and breathed life into us is the same loving God who sent Christ and created a way for redemption .
WOW! Rich stuff. Thank you Dr. Stevens for teaching Greek.
I am studying Greek this semester, and I pray the original language deepens my love for the scripture.