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Rhema vs. Logos

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Unsound Doctrines

I was taught a long time ago, that there was a difference between the Greek words Logos and Rhema, both translate ‘word‘. I don’t know if that is a regular Christian teaching or if it had to do because at the time our pastor was being influenced by the ‘New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)’ teachers. But we were taught that:

  • Rhema meant a “fresh spoken/living” word, & Logos meant “written” word.

Many years later to my surprise, I found while studying the Word of God, that in the Greek New Testament the word rhema (G4487)  & the word logos (G3056) , are used interchangeably/ synonymously and there is no difference between logos and rhema at all, BOTH of them mean SPOKEN word! Also found that most Greek scholars, state that the apostles or New Testament writers (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) made no such distinction between these two terms in their writings.

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True Meaning of Worship – Part 2

I had left off with a new understanding that worship in the Bible literally meant to bow down, as well as with the teaser of some expanded insight from 2 New Testament chapters. The chapters in question are John 4 and Phillipians 3, which helped me turn the answer of “what is worship” into a much more concrete and applicable action in my life.

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True Meaning of Worship

By Brian Franco, used with permission

A while back I came across an article where the writer elaborated on his distaste for the “worship” industry, and how it muddies what “true Christian worship” is for him. Now, despite some of the more Catholic-y bits scattered about, the author’s main points felt pretty spot on, and more importantly it got me to revisit a topic that has troubled me for most of my Christian life: “what is worship”?

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