The Great Conversation – Pursuit of Truth
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
The Great Conversation: What is the Purpose of Life?
Humanity has always pondered the meaning of life. There is a hunger in our hearts for purpose: what’s the point? Why am I here? Hundreds of years before Christ was born, the great Greek philosophers often discussed this great conversation, and caught a glimpse of the answer.
The Great Conversation: What is Holding Life Together?
Philosophers reflected on the idea that man must have both a body and a soul, and wondered what unified the two? They theorized that some cosmic, transcendent intelligence is a plausible answer to what held the universe together, giving order, pattern, and form: the Divine Logos[i]. This was partly true. All truth comes from God, but sometimes we only comprehend a piece of the truth. As the disciple John pointed people to Jesus, he used this term Logos in his gospel to a culture already familiar with the term. He was attempting to explain that Christ is the Divine Logos, which is what the philosophers had contemplated. All the pieces of truth come together in Jesus Christ, the Divine Logos incarnate.
The Great Conversation: Jesus, as the Divine Logos, is the Answer
Jesus, as the Divine Logos, spoke the universe into existence. He is the Word, with the Father, in unity as one God expressed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus spoke and the universe was created. Those must have been some powerful words!
Jesus defines Himself as The Truth (John 14:6). All truth is His, as the fullness of truth resides in Him. He is the very embodiment of Truth itself. Truth is definable. It is knowable. It is Christ Himself. He speaks of His love for you through the Holy Spirit and the Bible, recorded in Scripture for all time.
Think Divinely: Pursue the Divine Logos, Jesus Christ, who spoke the world into existence.
[i] Logos was a common Greek term for “word.”
Lisa Quintana is a Christian Apologist and blogs at ThinkDivinely.com. She is a former broadcast reporter and left her career to stay home and raise her two children. She also homeschooled her son during his middle school years, while earning a Master’s degree in Apologetics at Biola University (Dec. 2017). She now teaches classes at her church in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been happily married for over 26 years.
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