The Logos has come to earth! Our responsibility is to put our trust in him for our salvation. For Jesus states in John 14:6 - I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Let us abide in Jesus, and stick to eternal life so that we can receive the redemption of our bodies in the future.
The importance of Jesus is something to really think about. But, like God, we must ask the question of “Who is Jesus?” That is the question that people since the time of Jesus himself has been asking, and people, even Christians, are still asking that honest, profound question. John the apostle wrote a prologue in John 1:1 that TRULY defines who & what Jesus is. From the way he wrote it shows that his audience was a Greek audience, and that he wrote his epistle in the way the Greek audience could understand Jesus. The Greek audience was a mixture of Native Greek Christians, and Jewish Christians who spoke Greek.
Let me start off by quoting the Greek structure of John 1:1 - En arche nv ho logos, kai ho logos nv pros ton theon, kai theos nv ho logos. I want you to zero in on a word that the Greek audience would have picked up quickly, and stood in awe of. Notice the word “Logos”. In Greek philosophy, Logos was the principle, and reason of all things. Logos in ancient times was logic. Many Greek philosophers saw the Logos as creator, and was what held the universe in place. This is exactly how John used Logos.
In John 1:1, Logos is seen as wisdom, reason, thought, word. In other words, the divine expression. God expressed himself, like all people, with his words. But unlike people, Gods word became flesh, and dwelt among us. God's divine expression became flesh, and dwelt among his people. God's thoughts, his wisdom, reason became a human so that we could understand God, who is a spirit, in a way that is familiar to us. Greeks saw the Logos as what held the universe in order, and in its place; you can hear that in col 1:15-17 - He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Verse 18 states that he holds first place in all things. Revelation 3:14 says that he is the “beginning” of the creation of God. Beginning used here means “source”. He is the source of Gods creation. Remember: all things were created by him. John 1:3 tells us that nothing was created without the word. Psalm 33:6 says - By the word of the Lord the heavens were established; and all the host of them by the breathe of his mouth.
There are many groups, especially the Jehovahs Witness, claims that Jesus is michael the archangel. The only verse they have to really prove that is 1 thess 4 which says he comes with the voice of an archangel. That’s called eisegesis(reading into the text one's own ideas and biases). Just because he comes with that voice, it does not mean he is the angel, for the word says that even all the angels were created, and that the LOGOS, in everything, might be preeminent(holds first place). Michael was created, and he is an angel just like all the rest of the other angels, but he is the chief angel, and leads the angels of God to war.
Many Christian say that Jesus is God in the sense that God himself got off his throne, became a man, and dwelt among us. This is not true. God himself did not become a man, for God is spirit, but he “sent his logos(word)” in the flesh, and his logos is what became man. God's divine expression became flesh. Hebrews 1 says that Jesus is the exact representation of the Father. Your words reveal exactly who you are, and you cannot separate your words from your own being. Your words reveal what’s in your heart. Phillip asked the Lord to show them(apostles) the father. Jesus said if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. Why did Jesus say this? Because Jesus knew that he was the Logos of God– the divine expression of God.
Much like our words have their beginning and source in us, Jesus(the Logos) Of God has his beginning in the Father. For Jesus said in John 8:42 - If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God, and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. So here we see that Jesus himself has a beginning IN the Father, and that Jesus proceeded forth from God, and was sent to earth and became flesh. When we see Jesus and his actions, we are seeing God, for Jesus is the very expression of God, the eternal Logos!