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The word in John 1 is the eternal Son

The term “Word,” logos is used exclusively by John. The Father always calls Jesus his Son. It is meant to reveal relationship. John is using the term to reveal the son as the originator the architect of life. He is called the word because he is the active cause of the world. It is he whose word brought all things into existence. We have John writing that this word was both God and with God throughout eternity. (Jn.1:1-3) He antedates the beginning because he is the creator who existed before anything was made. He and Him means a person.

The term Logos is applied to Christ only in John 1:1, 14; Rev 19:13; John 1:1 and possibly a personification of “the Word of God” in Heb.4:12. John uses eternal life as a similar metaphor in 1 John. The “Logos is portrayed as a pre-existent eternal being. The Logos was used by the Greeks to denote logic and reason. Jn.1:1 states the word was God who is a personal eternal being. John's use of the imperfect tense in Greek shows continuous duration of existence in the past and continuing into the future.

The word expresses the personification of wisdom of God in the Old Testament. The word is called truth, Christ is called the word and is the truth. God communicated to man in ancient times by his word through the prophets but now has communicated to us directly through his Son who became a man. This word that made all things as the work of his own hands became his own workmanship.

The same John who wrote the gospel writes in Rev 19:13: And He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood: and His name is called the Word of God.” Jn.1:2:He was in the beginning with God all things were made through him... In him was life... this eternal life is in a he, a person( meaning personal identity). This he was with another (God- the Father) and this other made everything through him. In vs.10 “He was in the world, and the world was made through him. This is the same he and him that is previously established to be with God, the same he in vs.1 who was with the Father, Jn.1:1 “the word was with God and was God.” The same He is called the word of God. He was made known, and revealed to mankind, this is the eternal life of Jn.1:2 that was with the Father.

John later writes 1 Jn.5:20: “And we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ, this is the true God and ETERNAL LIFE.”

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