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Re: Word of God Lou Pilder

Posted by IsoM on October 25, 2002, at 16:58:03

In reply to Re: Beliefs about God IsoM, posted by Lou Pilder on October 25, 2002, at 14:59:21

Okay, further clarification - sometimes I think this could go on forever. But because you wrote "You see, your Word of God is your bible. It is the Written Word of God in your faith. But it becaomes to you A Living Word", I've got to set you straight about something, though I think you've basically got the right idea.

You're misinterpreting what I've said. Yes, I do believe in the Bible. Yes, it's referred to as the word of God, in the sense it's communication to us (me) in a written form. But it doesn't become "A Living Word". Okay, at Hebrews 4:12, it reads "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." [New American Standard translation]
So, in a 'sense', the Bible is alive but not in the sense of capitalizing the words as if it were a tangible living creature of some sort.

John 1:1 refers to Jesus as the Word (capitalized) or Logos (the Greek form of 'word'). According to the Bible & my view [another disclaimer here folks, okay?], Jesus was called the Word because he spoke what was strictly God's views (check over John 12:50 - "I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak.")
He relayed God's words to Mankind. Thus Word (capitalized) is personified to refer to Jesus.

In Proverbs 8:22-31, wisdom is personified too. Here the word wisdom becomes Wisdom (capitalized). It's pretty long here to quote & if anyone wants to read it, it can be found easily.

So - clarification: for ME, the Word is God's Son, & the written word is the Bible.


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