Jesus is the truth and light
In the last letter, I endeavored to explain the revealing of God’s love seen in his creation, his chastisement, the cross and conversion of men. In this letter, I will explain the “word of God.”
First, Jesus Christ is the expression of the word. Christ Jesus, the son of God, was the word made flesh. John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was God and the word was with God.” Jesus Christ is the eternal word of God The word always was and will be. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.” The phrase “word was with God” speaks of the preexistence of Christ Jesus.
Second, the word is the Logos, a Greek word, meaning the “Mind of God” or the “reason of God.” The Logos, or mind of God, is expressed in the creation of the world. Behind the beauty and the loveliness of the natural world — the canyons, the mountains, the trees, the blossoming of flowers and a snowflake — is the mind of God. No two snowflakes are alike, for example. This is the Logos of God “Let there be” were the spoken words of God that called forth the natural world into existence. The natural world speaks of the existentialism of the word or the eternal existence of the word.
Third, the word made flesh and truth are synonomous. Jesus Christ stated, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Jesus, the embodiment of truth, with his divine authority created the beauty and majesty of a natural world. Jesus was and is incorruptible in truth and he delegated that truth to man whom Christ Jesus created. Man was like the divine word — perfect. However, man became corrupted by the deception of Satan. Now hear me, this is why 2,000 years ago Christ was born, the word made flesh, to die on a cross for the redemption of man, to purchase with his blood, mortal man. Christ Jesus, the word made flesh, is the incarnation of truth, born in a stable on Christmas night, to die for man, the words once perfect creation, who was once incorruptible model of creation. Man died physically and spiritually, but the word made flesh regenerated man.