THE LOGOS OF GOD
‘In the beginning there was the Logos . . .”
“In the beginning God created heaven and earth.”
Every mind, starting with the divine Mind, our Father in heaven, has a logos through which it communicates with other minds. God the Father communicates and rules over other minds and all creation through His Logos. The Logos of the Father Mind declares and proclaims the Mind that has given Him birth. He is perfectly equal in nature and essence coeternal and co-reigning with the Father. Human beings also communicate through their logos’ which includes their words, by writing, orally, and with expressions of their body. The human mind is imperfect and subject to increase` which also increases the human logos.
The beginning of the Book of Genesis states: “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” This beginning of the works of God constitute truth; for it is true that in the beginning God did create Heaven and earth, and God is the beginning and the cause of all that exists on earth and in heaven
John the Evangelist declares that “In the beginning there was the Logos”, which is also a true statement. The Father Mind and His Logos and Spirit are coeternal and undivided. The Logos is the true, faithful and accurate depiction of the Father. The ever existing and all-knowing Father, gives birth to His Logos, who is coequal and coeternal with Him. The Logos is the coeternal Truth because He accurately and faithfully depicts the Father. By beholding and understanding the Logos, we are able to understand through Him the Mind, whom He portrays accurately without excesses or omission. St. John says about the divine Logos: “The Logos became flesh and dwelled among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
The Logos is the eternal Truth because He declares and makes known the eternal Mind which the He depicts and proclaims accurately and faithfully. The eternal Mind understands himself and depicts His nature by means of perfect Idea, or as an Image called Logos and Only begotten Son. Being the only one naturally born from the Mind, He makes known the Father Mind that gives Him birth. If there were no Mind there would be no Logos and if there were no Logos there would be no Mind, if there were no Father there would be no Son, and if there were no Son there would be no Father. Therefore the Logos has a timeless existence just as the Father, and the words of the Evangelist are accurate and faithful: “In the beginning there was the Logos” These beginning words of John reveal the primary Cause which the Greek philosophers sought, the Logos of the universe, but which they failed to discover.
The Logos of God is a brilliant light shining above all other lights, for it illumines the souls of men changing them from sinners to saints, for He is an intelligent light who proclaims: “I am the Light of the world . . .” In His incarnation we were able to see the Logos of God, who has the entire Mind of the Father is in Him (“I am in the Father and the Father is in me)” and He declares the will of His Father before all creation. For the Father communicates to creation by His divine Logos, and the entire Mind is also declared by the Logos.
The divine Logos who became flesh in the womb of the Virgin, did not only teach but was full of action teaching by His example as well and His teaching. ”Learn from me for I am meek and humble in my Heart.” “Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life in you.” “Be holy as I am holy" He speaks firmly but very gently as He urges us to learn from and follow Him; and He showed in himself the perfect example of what man must become. If any man hearing Christ, rejects Him he cannot stay neutral but will become like the devil and Judas Iscariot, who decided that He ought not live but die.
Deep within our soul is our conscience, wherein God speaks to us either with praise or chastisement. In our present days, however, how can anyone listen to their conscience when they are being bombarded by TVs, radio, cell phones, etc. Christ, however, warns us firmly about the love of this world and its consequences. He warns that there are serious and eternal consequences for rejecting Him, for the sake of the world, just as there are eternal rewards awaiting those who love him and keep His commandments. In the beginning there was the Logos,” the verb “was” leads our minds beyond the beginning of time to the endless eternity;
“In the beginning God created heaven and earth” the verb “created” predicates a limitation of time.
Time is the present, past and future and the present becomes the past disappearing as soon as it comes, but it must come to an end in the future when there is only a single day of eternity. The Logos of God, bridges two worlds, the eternal and that of time. In the world of time Christ gives us the offer to accept Him follow His teaching and gain the Kingdom of heaven. But in the world of eternity, we will enter it at the time of our death to be judged for what we did with our lives on this earth. There will be no second chances, for we will enter just as we left the world. Time is allocated and limited, while eternity is endless. Time is precious because it is not endless but limited and given to each as the Lord decided. No one knows when his time will come to leave this world, be but it deserves our attention. Sickness, accident and death often come without warning, and we do not know if it will be too late at that time change our lives. Today is the time to glorify the Logos by opening His Bible so as to listen to His saving words over and over.
By attending Church where heaven and earth meet, in order to draw nearer to our Lord. By raising our voices in prayer and praise which the Lord welcomes even when it comes from the worst of sinners, and Let all of us sinners for Christ came to world to save us!