In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1
Jesus is the Word – or logos – of God. While John the Disciple called Jesus the Word as a part of his refutation of the Gnostics and their concept of the logos, there is a sense in which Jesus embodied and
Also, and this may come as a shock to you, but you aren’t the Word of God. The only person who may think such a lofty title should be applied to them would be those who hold to Little God Theology, the belief that humans are lesser deities who are capable (like God) of decreeing and declaring things into existence.
Todd White, the popular charismatic preacher with Predator dreads (who runs away from discerning housewives), recently took to social media to encourage people not to read the Bible through in 2019.
That’s right. He’s encouraging people not to read the Bible through in 2019 unless they become the Bible.
White put the Bible on his head and encouraged people to become the Word of God.
White would be better off – as well as those who follow him – if he took the Bible off of his head and read from it. Discipleship doesn’t happen by osmosis.
In John 1:14, cited by White, John was (again) dealing with Christ and using logos as a double entendre to provoke the Gnostics.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14
We do not have to “become flesh” because we already are flesh. Jesus, who is God and who was Spirit, had to take on flesh in the incarnation. Ironically, this verse doesn’t (A) apply to anyone but Jesus and (B) doesn’t speak of Jesus becoming Word but Jesus becoming flesh.
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