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Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 9

Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 9

What is the meaning of the word Logos?

9. The word logos comes to us from the Greek language. In that language it means the word or form that contains and expresses a thought, also the thought itself. As used in this lesson (written with a capital "L") it means the Word of God, the Seed of God that He created out of His own substance as "that I AM"; the image of Himself as Creator and First Cause of all that is. The Logos includes all the underlying principles or ideas of Being (God). In the Holy Trinity, the Logos belongs to the second phase, the Son.

The Logos, as the creative power of the one Mind, is called also the Christ, "the only begotten of the Father" (John 1:14 A.V.). The work of the Logos is to reproduce the God nature: "And the Word became flesh" (John 1:14). (How I Used Truth Lesson 1 Annotation 1 goes more comprehensively into the subject of Logos or Word.)

Preceding Entry: Is the Son limited by time, or in knowledge and power? How can we overcome belief in these limitations?
Following Entry: Explain how the Father can be in the Son, and the Son in the Father.