Jesus=LOGOS=Word of God
Q.: What does LOGOS mean? A.: Greek for Word. The New Testament was written in Greek. Jesus is also called the Word or Logos. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).
The amount you love God is reflected in the amount you love the Bible. The old saying, the Bible keeps you from sin, but sin keeps you from the Bible, is still true today. We seem to have time and interest in studying everything else, but how few are the moments we spend with God and His Word! Appetite must be awakened and cultivated. The more you study it and learn from it, the better it tastes.
Come and taste and see that the Lord is good, is the Bible's invitation! Jesus is so gentle with us, read what it says in Isaiah 42:3 "A bruised reed shall He not break". We all have been bruised by sin.
In the Revelation of Jesus, the last book of the Bible, there is in chapter 10 something that also tasted so sweet in the mouth, but turned sour in the tummy. What was it? A little book! I believe it to be the little prophetic book of Daniel that all eleven verses speak of. Why? Because both books are prophetic and deal with the same subjects -- the Beasts, horns, kingdoms and eschatology, the dates and doctrines of last day events.
Jesus as the Messiah the Prince in Daniel, and in Revelation the One and Only worthy to open the seven seals. Without His victory over sin, we would be left to die eternally. Today He is the Author and finisher of our faith and I am so glad that He never changes, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
What is the shortest chapter in the entire Bible ? Answer---Psalms 117
What is the longest chapter in the entire Bible ? Answer---Psalms 119
Which is the center of the entire Bible ? Answer---Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118
Add this number up and you get 1188
What is the center verse of the Bible?
Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives? Psalms 118:8 (NKJV) " It is better to trust in the lord than to put confidence in man"
Jesus is the centre of the Bible
Jesus, the word or logos, is our great Shepherd who really knows how to care for His sheep. He did so in the old and does so in the new testament:
"The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pasture; He leads me beside calm waters. He restores my soul; He leads me into the path of righteousness.
Yes, when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: because You are with me; Your rod and Your staff (protection) comfort me.
You have prepared a table for me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil ; my cup runs over.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord (the Church) for ever.---Psalms 23
Why did Jesus speak Aramaic? There is an ancient Jewish Translation of the Bible into Aramaic called the Targum. Notice how closely it relates to the 'Logos' or the 'Word of the Lord'.
The Bible says, "God created man" (Genesis 1:17). The Targum translates it: "And the Word of the Lord created man". Our Bibles say,: "And it repented the Lord that He made man on the earth". The Targum translates it: "And it repented the Lord that through His Word he made man on the earth".
The Bible says, "Abraham believed in the Lord". The Targum: "Abraham believed in the Word of the Lord."
Look up Genesis 15:1 and substitute the "word of the Lord" with the name of "Jesus". After these things Jesus came unto Abraham in a vision, saying, fear not, Abraham: I AM your shield, and your exceeding great reward. This would make perfect theological sense.
God is so powerful and almighty that He can speak the World and nature into existence. We today discovered a new technology called voice recognition. Machinery will do what we say. Jesus talked to nature and the wild storms ceased, He called and Lazarus came back to life again. Miracles after Miracles. "And God said, let there be light (Gen.1) and Christian Evolutionists cannot see the light shining today from the Gospels of Jesus.
Have you ever been perplexed by the great number of English Bible translations? The Bible is God's chosen medium of communicating with man. "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17). God is not the Author of confusion (1.Cor.14:33), but He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. (Hebr.12:2). Even during the Dark Ages when the Bible was outlawed and persecuted by the Church of Rome, it was not lost. The two faithful witnesses were in sackcloth (mourning) see Rev.11:3 for the full period of 1260 days or 1260 prophetic years of papal supremacy. And it probably will be outlawed again soon to make an image to the Beast.
Dr. Martin Luther translated the Bible into the German language and gave it to the ordinary people, and what happened? Two thirds of Europe broke loose from Rome. The Roman Catholic 'Dublin Review' made this startling claim: "The 'Bible-only' principle is proved false. It is now at length too evident that Scripture is powerless without the [Catholic] Church as the witness to its inspiration, the safeguard of its integrity, and the exponent of its meaning. And it will now be clear to all men which is the true church, the real Mother to whom the Bible of rights belongs.---"The revision of the New Testament, Dublin review,VI,p.144, July-october,1881.
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words shall not pass away." [Matth.24:35].The text of the Old Testament has been essentially settled since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls! But the New Testament text, however, has been the cause of much heated debate. For the past 100 years there has been a rivalry between two Greek texts--the Received Text and the Critical Text.
Without going into many details, the Received Text, or Textus Receptus, belongs to Protestantism. However, Protestantism can only survive as long as it rests on the Bible alone. Memorizing God's holy Word has become increasingly difficult through the many new and modern translations. Not that it changes the content, except for the paraphrased version which are peppered with the authors personal beliefs.
With the Critical text, critical scholars were trying to discredit the Bible and insisted on including the catholic versions of Vaticanus and Sanaiticus. The latter supposed to have been found in a rubbish bin at Mt. Sinai. To understand, we must go back in history about 100 years.
The last half of the nineteenth century brought many changes to the world. While great truths such as the Sabbath and the 3 Angels' Messages were being proclaimed, grievous errors such as 'Spiritualism' 'Evolution', and 'Marxism' were on the rise trying to dethrone God as Creator of the Universe. the Sabbath of course, is Christ's sign as Creator.
Christianity as a whole rejected the Lord Jesus Christ and His Sabbath day of worship as being Jewish and belonging to the Old Testament alone. Verses such as Mark 2:28 and Matthew 12:8 are being purposely ignored and opposed. you are either in love with the sinless Christ or sin, but you cannot love both.
God committed the assembling of His divinely inspired Word to finite men. This Word arranged into books (bibles), the Old and New Testaments, is the guide book to the inhabitants of a fallen world, given to them, so that by studying and obeying the directions, not one soul would lose its way to heaven. Instead of higher criticism, men should let God take care of His own book.