Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Gospel of John: Bible questions and answers

The artist's depiction of Christ, in deep thought.
John's Gospel more than the other 3, depicts more
of the "person" of Christ; and, His eternal words


Question:

What is the stated purpose of this particular historical Gospel of John?

Answer:

This Gospel Scripture specifically what its purpose is: John 20:31, as Scripture, often interprets itself.

Also, we know that the Triune God's divine revelation purpose is described elsewhere in the Bible. For instance:

2 Timothy 3:15;16;17 ; Psalm 119:105 ; Luke 11:27;28 

Brief summary:

The historical Hebrew and Christian Scriptures make it plain who is the most important person with which to be personally connected [with]. It is the Lord Jesus Christ, commonly known as the second person of the Trinity [The Triune God]. Why is it so important to be "connected" with Jesus Christ? Because you have a priceless soul; and, your eternal destiny depends upon belief [faith] in Christ. 2 Timothy 3:15;16;17 ; John 3:1-21 ; Matthew 25: 31-46

As we progress through this Gospel of John, this Scripture aptly refers to Jesus Christ in clear terms as the "Light of the World; The Bread of life; The True [sustaining] Vine; etc. No one person connected to you in this world, is more important than Christ;  - not even the closest of family members, as Jesus Christ, Himself, points out:

Matthew 10:32  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  

Matthew 10:33  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

Matthew 10:34  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 

Matthew 10:35  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the 
daughter in law against her mother in law. 

Matthew 10:36  And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 

Matthew 10:37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 

Matthew 10:38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 

Matthew 10:39  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 

Also: Matthew 22:37 Philippians 3:7;8;9

Please notice: The above verses quoted out of the King James Version. However, by placing your computer cursor over the Bible reference; you may read each individual verse in the New King James Version [translation].

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Note to the reader:  

The above is the first of what is hoped [Lord willing] to be many. "Bible Questions and Answers" are intended to help assist the web reader to appreciate the Holy Scriptures and to enhance understanding. It is this web author's prayer that God the Holy Spirit will utilize this humble effort to effect and affect faith in those who read and hear.

Please also note:

As Pastor emeritus Nathan Bickel has additional thoughts to convey of these specific Bible questions and answers individual published web postings, he will continue to edit - revise and add. Please check back, at will on this website; and / or check with Nathan M. Bickel ['s] Facebook page:  The Christian Message for notifications of upgrade.


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