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The Word of God
by James Clair Lewis
From the Revised Standard version:
Gospel of John : Chapter One, verses 1 through 5
"In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not made anything that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not."
This is the only passage in the Bible where it discusses what it means by the phrase, Word of God, and it should be obvious that it is not referring to itself. These scriptures are not the Word of God, but they do point at it. Please do not stare at the finger. Look towards where the finger points!
This translation comes from the Greek, and the word which is translated as Word, is Logos, which is the Greek word from which we get our word, logic. The Greek word, logos, had two meanings. One in common usage was word, and the other was reason, or in a context like this, Divine Reason. So perhaps a better translation would be this:
"In the Beginning was Divine Reason, and the Divine Reason was with God, and the Divine Reason was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not made anything that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not."
This makes much more sense. It says that The Logos existed from the beginning with God, and that they are One. It says that all things were created by the Logos. In Divine Reason is Life, and life is the light of all living things. It says that Divine Reason shines as a light in the darkness, and that the darkness doesn't understand it.
The Lamsa translation from the Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke, gives this passage a bit differently, and this is very significant.
"The Word was in the beginning, and that very Word, was with God, and God was that Word. The same was in the beginning with God. Everything came to be by his hand, and without him not even one thing that was created came to be. The life was in him, and the life is the light of men. And the same light shines in darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it."
Since all things were made by the Logos, this means that the Logos is the process of Creation. These processes of creation are the ultimate Laws of the Universe. They are the Sevenfold Elohim referred to in Genesis. The Laws of Metaphysics, the Laws of Physics, and the Laws of Nature, are the Word of God, because it is through these things that everything happens. This is the Divine Breath, the vibrational Word which proceeds from the Mouth of God in the Creation of Reality. God speaks a Word, and the Universe happens.
It should be clear now that the ultimate Laws of the Universe are themselves alive, sentient, conscious, and aware of what they are doing. We are not in a dead universe full of darkness, but in a Living Universe full of Life, and at the core of all living things there is the Spark of the Logos.
"At that day ye will know that I am in the Father, and he in me, and ye in me, all One."
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