Theology, which is the study of God, is a difficult task. As a finite creature, trying to understand the infinite Creator, I am confronted with my weaknesses and deficiencies in accomplishing such a task. Nevertheless, we don’t despair beyond hope, because the God who would be otherwise unknowable to us, has made himself knowable, especially in the person of Jesus Christ. He has also left us the scriptures, and He has been described here, so we are no longer as blind men groping in the dark without a guide.
It is vital we stick with scripture in describing God, and that our description of God is in agreement with how He has described himself there.
When Jesus is called the Logos, or the Word, it would be a name that would combine both the Jewish and Greek idea of the power or the principal that was behind nature and creation. Those who first read the Gospel of John understood the idea of Logos, But John put a face on the Logos for the Greek, and a face upon the one who was active in Genesis chapter 1.
This same Logos, which was with the Father from all eternity became flesh. It is remarkable to consider this very God to whom we owe our very existence, came down to that which He had created and walked among us in a way that we could see and understand. Otherwise we could merely see the traces of His hand in His handiwork of that which He had made, but like the Greeks we would ascribe on our hearts the words, “TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.” Acts 17:23.
Unlike some of the titles of Christ which I’ve preached on, “The Son Of David,” “The Son Of Abraham,” which directly deal with His human origin, this title The Word, The Logos point to His eternal existence and His deity. The word became flesh and not only pre-existed, but eternally existed with the Father as John 1:1, and John 17:5 point out.
The question may be asked, “why are we taking so much time in the consideration and contemplation of Christ in our church services?” The answer to this is in American Christianity there is a dangerous symptom coming forth in our self-centered, man-centered preaching, we want to make ourselves the main focus and attraction instead of the God we serve and worship. We even use Christianity to become a better you! The Gospel does change and transform us and make us New Creation’s, but that comes as a by-product of the revelation of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Being caught up in the Gospel’s effects, may we never forget its cause!