Jesus gave Rhema & Logos
In John 17:8, Jesus prayed, “I have given to them the words which You have given Me.” The Greek root of “words” is (ῥῆμα) rhema. Although rhema can refer to rhetoric and logos to logic, they overlap in meaning and usage. Popular myths claim rhema means a fresh word from God while (λόγος) logos is an antiquated word. This ignorance is debunked later in this same chapter as Jesus prayed “I have given them Your word [logos]” (vs. 14) and “Your word [logos] is truth” (vs. 17). The Bible uses logos and rhema interchangeably. Both translate a single Hebrew word (דָּבָר) dabar. Many so-called “rhema-words” contradict the rhema and logos in the Bible.
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