I have gleaned the following resources (mostly in PDF format) into what I call my “Toolbox” in order to help understand the Bible and the world we live in better
Authority Within Human Society
Baptism in the Holy Spirit Full Study
Between Jesus Death and Resurrection
Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit
Book Surprised By Joy by C S Lewis
Chronology of the New Testament
Communion or Breaking of Bread
Crucifixtion 7 Last Statements
Demons and Psychics and Fotune Tellers
Devotional Morning and Evening
Devotional My Utmost For His Highest
Devotional Streams In The Desert
Eleven Signs Of The Fall Of America
Forgiveness versus Reconciliation
Gifts of the Holy Spirit Overview
God’s Judgment, Wrath and Day of Wrath
Greek Texts of the New Testament
Heaven Is A True Believers Home
Hebrews 6 Verses 4-6 Dissected
Judicial vs Relational Forgiveness
Letters to the Church Book Excerpts
Lucifer Satan the Devil demons and devils
Nicodemus and Being Born Again
Now That You Have Received Christ
Parallel Harmony of the Gospels
Paul’s Final Words 2nd Timothy
Pentecostal No Longer Rebuttal
Religious Leaders of NT (4 Views)
Revelation Comparison of 7 Churches
Rhema vs Logos a Pastor’s Perspective
Rhema vs Logos a Scholar’s Perspective
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
True Believers are Holy Righteous Overcomers
What About the Sinner’s Prayer?
Wigglesworth Ever Increasing Faith
Wigglesworth Faith That Prevails
Wigglesworth Prayer Power and Miracles
Searching to differentiate between logos and rhema I came across your website. So far I can relate to a lot of what you have posted. For one I had a similar conversion experience when the weight of sin was lifted from my shoulders. I also deduced from your testimony that you are probably my age, born in 1957 I just turned 60. From the discussion on rhema and logos, I have come to prefer logos as “the message” and rhema as “a communication” to keep it simple. I once tried to verify the better translation of rhema or logos in Romans 10:17 and came up empty since there is scholarly argument for either and both claim evidence in ancient manuscripts. Some claim the better rendition is logos and others rhema. Consequently we have both renditions:
New King James Version (logos)
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
New International Version (rhema)
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
Also, the use of Christ as opposed to God are in debate.
[You will note that my preference above is counter intuitive to the renditions mentioned.] Nonetheless, the message of Christ ultimately is what the Word of God communicates from beginning to end. Jesus is the Message, He is the Word of God in the flesh.
What say you?
Hi Angel. Yes you are correct on my year of birth. You ask what I have to say. I will go to the bottom line of a problem I see today with Logos, Rhema, and Christians today. Christians today forget that the written Word, the Bible, is the final say. Too many put a personal word they claim 100% is from the Holy Spirit even if it does not align with the Bible. A personal revelation must always 100% be confirmed by the written Word.
I want to reply to your article about rhema vs logos. Excellent reasoning. And b.t.w. there is just as with Greek, an Aramaic Bible in the Middle-East, called the Peshitta.
This Bible uses just one word, which is ‘melta’. Also that confirms, that the writers of the Greek NT, did not intentionally use two different words, but synonimously.