Poor stroll in my mind.
John 1:1-5 NIV
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
“The plainest reason why the Son of God is called the Word, seems to be, that as our words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent in order to reveal his Father’s mind to the world. What the evangelist says of Christ proves that he is God. He asserts, His existence in the beginning; His coexistence with the Father. The Word was with God. All things were made by him, and not as an instrument. Without him was not any thing made that was made, from the highest angel to the meanest worm. This shows how well qualified he was for the work of our redemption and salvation. The light of reason, as well as the life of sense, is derived from him, and depends upon him. This eternal Word, this true Light shines, but the darkness comprehends it not. Let us pray without ceasing, that our eyes may be opened to behold this Light, that we may walk in it; and thus be made wise unto salvation, by faith in Jesus Christ.”
Source: Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible, by Matthew Henry, at sacred-texts.com
What or who is the written word of God?
Just a book or the preexisting Son of God?
Just a book – then is this record misquoted during inspiration, the Spiritual meaning not understood; God’s Mind misquoted? Or did we, have we, mutated it to give solace to our souls, to render it more palatable?
As the Pre-existing (spoken) Word of God, existing prior to the Creation of the World. Therefore rightly transmitted and recorded.( through the transmission /inspiration of the holy Spirit)? Have we misunderstood,or do we alter our understanding of the Mind of God according to the times?
Questions, posed to the best of my ability while researching the “meaning “of the written word regarding whether it is set in concrete as a template for the Scriptures or whether fluid -like water, ever changing during its life cycle as solid, liquid and gas?
If so? Did the eternal Logos have preexisting knowledge concerning its fluidity and predicted – the alteration in the understanding of the written record of the “Spiritual Mind of God”?
Of course so if Jesus is the Logos of God.
But once more. What does it ‘mean’?