AN INTRODUCTION TO JESUS
John, Chapter One
"Jesus As The Word"
April 21, 1991
In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus is seen as the Royal King.
In the Gospel of Mark Jesus is seen as the Servant.
In the Gospel of Luke Jesus is seen as the Son of Man. (Human)
In the Gospel of John Jesus is seen as the Son of God. (Deity)
A disciple of Jesus - one of the inner circle (Peter, James,
John). James was his brother. Under God's Holy Spirit John
authored this gospel, 1,2, 3 John, and Revelation.
Most date John's gospel being written from 60 to 95 AD. John's
gospel was written after the synoptic gospels of Matthew,
Mark, and Luke. He had probably for over 50 years been
thinking of Jesus since He died and then God's Spirit, in his
older age in Ephesus, began to pen these words.
Dr. A. T. Robertson, a great theologian said, "The gospel of
John is the supreme literary work of the world."
A. T. Pierson said, "John's gospel touches the heart of Christ."
John was offended by many in his day who said Jesus was not
God. The list of criticial groups are too many to name.
However, let me mention one group. The Docetic Gnostics
did not believe Christ became real flesh because if He had
He had become evil.
John 20:30-31: "Many other signs therefore Jesus also
performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not
written in this book; but these have been written that you
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing you may have life in His name."
2 John 7 says, "For many deceivers have gone out into the
world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming
in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist."
* The test of others ij found in what they teach about Jesus.
Jehovah Witnesses - Do not give major significance in
Jesus being God. To them, He is
some "less than."
fwormonism: Jesus was a prophet, but not a
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