Thursday, March 6, 2014


The following is an adaptation of an article written by Pastor Brian Tibbs, Pastor of Charlestown Independent Church, Charlestown, Indiana.

THE LOGOS:  Not Legos! I’m not writing about the kids movie!
"Logos" is the Greek word from which we get our word “Logic.” The Greeks saw the “logos” as the underlying order of the universe. They thought:
     *  Why does math work? The logos.
     *  Why do formulas define things? The logos.
     *  Why do stars and planets move like they do? The logos.
     *  Why do physical laws make things react in predictable ways? The logos.
     *  Why is reasoned communication possible? The logos.
     *  What is the bases for the laws of life itself (bio-LOGY)?— THE LOGOS.

The cosmos is a widely diverse place, yet all this diversity is unified by the basic laws of math, science, and logic, all of which apply everywhere. Thus, the diverse cosmos is unified. Unity + diversity = UNIVERSE: diversity united by an omnipresent Logos.
But why? Why are there four forces (gravitational, electro-magnetic, strong nuclear, and weak nuclear), governing planetary motion, gravity, thermodynamics, irrational numbers, geometric proofs, etc.? What is this ‘logos’ that holds everything together?
The answer:  “In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word (Logos) was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. And the Word (Logos) was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten (Son) of the Father), full of grace and truth" (Jn. 1:1-5, 14).

Jesus, the Logos, created the Universe:  "For by Him were all things created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things are held together” (Col. 1:16,17).

 Things are logical, because Jesus Christ, our Creator, is logic personified!

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