Throughout the course of this study there have been several intriguing characters and events. However, none seem to fascinate and catch my attention more than the letters of John. For some, John is just another view, another angle, and another account to confirm the identity, life, and teachings of our Lord and Savior. But to me, the author’s encounter and testimony gives the upmost credibility and validity for our purpose, our reason for existence, and most importantly, how and why we should live.
Thus, I will give a brief overview of the John and the letters that were written and placed in Scripture. To do so, I will begin with a brief introduction of the author and the settings of the Johannine …show more content…
In fact, John is the only one of the gospels to explain the Logos and preexistence of Jesus Christ as well as include prologue in a poetic form (Culpepper, 111).
Within John there are many themes and angles in which one can read it. To better understand the book of John, it is said that one should read it to its entirety followed by going back and choosing a theme.
One of the themes that is carried throughout the book of John as well as its letters is the purpose of the authors intent to write it. An example of a theme would be found in John 20:31. But these are written so that you may come to believe…” (NSIB, 1950).
John has many intriguing encounters and descriptions that explain the Life of Jesus as he spent His time here on Earth. One particular encounter was when Jesus conversed with Nicodemus. Within this conversation was the attempt for one to try and understands the ways, works, and visual of the divine. One of the greatest phrases in the words of Jesus was said in response to Nicodemus’ curiosity. “If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things” (NSIB, …show more content…
He writes and shares with us his wisdom for the sake of our belief and relationship with Jesus Christ. Throughout the book of John the author shares with us wisdom, parables, and teachings of Jesus Christ. But it is in John that the actual words of Christ themselves give us not only hope but life with the eternal certainty of security. Jesus is described as being the very center and head of everything in existence and that is yet to come, and yet the Pharisees continue to question, mock, and even eventually condemn