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Tag Archives: John’s Gospel
The Feast of Dedication is early December on our calendar. Everyone in Jerusalem was wearing their winter garb. As Jesus walked in Solomon’s Portico, a bunch of scribes and Pharisees surrounded Jesus and demanded He state plainly whether He was … Continue reading
Jesus came to restore the Covenant of Moses so that He could lead the nation to its intended purpose. Law was always meant to bring about a consciousness of sin, and to indicate the path to restoration of peace with … Continue reading
The world uses a lot of excuses to avoid dealing with the issue of Jesus as the Son of God. This passage of John has been ignored, twisted, and sometimes cut out of the Bible on the flimsiest grounds because … Continue reading
Faith is not an ethnic identity. The issue here is not who was born of Abraham, but who embraced Abraham’s faith. On the surface, the English translations of this passage can be somewhat confusing. If these folks began believing in … Continue reading
A critical element in divine revelation is ensuring that no one has any excuse when they stand before divine judgment. This explains why Jesus spent so much time explaining things to those who would never believe His message. This is … Continue reading
When the members of the Sanhedrin brought before Jesus the woman caught in adultery, they weren’t the only critics around. After the accusers all left, there were still several Pharisees observing this whole scene. After Jesus turned and told His … Continue reading
Personally, I suspect John was like any other writer, in that sometimes he published something only to wish later he had remembered to include something important. In some English translations you will find marginal notes or footnotes indicating that this … Continue reading