Word of God

This entry is part 177 of 207 in the series Inquiring Minds
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Is Jesus the Word of God or is the Bible the Word of God?

Both are the Word of God. For instance, John calls Jesus the “Word made flesh” (John 1:1-3, 14). The writer of Hebrews tells us that God spoke through the prophets in the Old Testament but now speaks through his Son Jesus (Hebrews 1:1-2).

The Bible is the collected words of God throughout human history. The Holy Spirit inspired men throughout human history to write God’s words down in their time to their audiences. It is God’s written Word but it was originally spoken to these authors.

So we have the Written Word and the Living Word. The written word guides us into all truth and teaches us about God, his goal and purposes, and how he works through history and humanity. But we also have Jesus, the Living Word. Jesus is alive and active in his Church in the world today.

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