THE DIVINE LOGOS.
involves the idea of Christ as Author of the
plan of salvation before the world, while the
second includes the scheme of redemption as
achieved in the flesh. Generically a word is
but an expression ; then again, the sign or
medium by which one person's mind is re¬
vealed to another. Without a communicative
faculty, man would have little advantage over
matter. Unless this communication be by
means of articulate speech, he would be only
on a level with the brutes that perish. From
an otherwise solitary and degraded depth he
has been elevated by the magic influence of
articulate utterance into the divine dignity
of creation's monarch, "a little lower than the
Whenever and in what manner it pleased
the Father to manifest Himself, the Son was
chosen the medium of such manifestation.
This is true of men and angels alike. We
cannot wing our way sufficiently far into the
hidden recesses of anterior time to find no
movement of the divine thought in the Logos.