"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with
God. 3 All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light
shineth in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not."
IN PURE METAPHYSICS there is but one word, the Word of God.
This is the original creative Word or thought of Being. It
is the "God said" of Genesis. The Greek original refers to
it in the 1st chapter of John as the logos. The Greek word
cannot be adequately translated into English. In the
original it denotes wisdom, judgment, power, and in fact
all the inherent potentialities of Being. This divine logos
was and always is in God; in fact it is God as creative
power. Divine Mind creates under law; that is, spiritual
law. Man may get a comprehension of the creative process of
Being by analyzing the action of his own mind. First is
mind, then the idea in mind of what the act is to be, then
the act itself. Thus the Word and the divine process of
creating are identical.
Apart from mind nothing can be made. Even man, in his
forming and bringing anything into manifestation, uses the
same creative process that God used; to the degree that the
qualities of the one Mind enter into man's thought in the
process his work will be enduring.
The divine idea--the Christ or Word of God--is always