In "Aren’t the Gospels the Product of Greek Thinking?", we explore the historical backdrop of the New Testament era, the philosophical influences of the time, and how they may or may not have shaped early Christian thought. Delving into discussions around the Gospel of John, Gnostic beliefs, and claims of pagan influence, this article seeks to provide clarity on the uniqueness of the Gospels in the midst of a Hellenistic world.
The Bible is the inspired, fully inerrant, authoritative "Word of God." The Bible is referred to as the Word of God, meaning it can be considered a direct line of communication from the Almighty God, penned by the authors of the respective books. The meaning is what the authors meant by the words that they used.
Logos. The most usual Greek term for “word” in the NT: occasionally with other meanings (e.g., account, reason, motive); specifically in the prologue to the fourth Gospel (John 1:1, 14) and perhaps in other Johannine writings (1 John 1:1; Rev. 19:13) it is used of the Second Person of the Trinity. In ordinary Greek parlance it also means reason.