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Logic by Gordon H. Clark
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Jun 30, 2009

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Reduces the "logos" of John 1:1 to pure "logic," and that I do not like.
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Carlos Montijo Would you prefer "Wisdom"? That's what Dr. Clark means when he translates logos to "Logic" in John 1:1. The Greek word "rhema" is what usually refers "word", not logos.

"This translation may not only sound strange to devout ears, it may even sound obnoxious and offensive. But the shock only measures the devout person’s distance from the language and thought of the Greek New Testament. Why it is offensive to call Christ Logic, when it does not offend to call him a Word, is hard to explain." (

"That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9).

Gwen Burrow No, actually. Christ is wisdom, yes, but you can't boil "the Word" down to simply that.

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