The Gospel Of John Provides Documentation Of The Miraculous Nature Of Jesus Christ

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The Gospel of John provides documentation of the miraculous nature of Jesus Christ. He discusses seven signs that demonstrate to us what God is like. These signs range from turning water into wine, to healing people, to raising Lazarus from the dead. John also portrays Jesus as the God in the Old Testament. He introduces Jesus before creation and calls Him “The Word,” who was involved in creation and who later became flesh in order to take our sins away. John also portrays Jesus as the God of the Old Testament in seven “I Am” statements. As an example, He is the “Bread of life” (John 6:35), provided by God to feed our souls, just as He provided manna from heaven to feed the Israelites in the wilderness (Exodus 16:11–36). Jesus is the “Light of the world” (John 8:12), the same light that God promised in the Old Testament (Isaiah 30:26; 60:19–22). The “I Am” statements play an important part of the Gospel of John because they reveal Jesus’ identity. These statements tell us who Jesus is and why we should follow Jesus. The Gospels, together, help us to understand the man Jesus was and the pattern He set on how we should live our lives. Also, each Gospel ends in a dramatic way. There is a climactic end to every Gospel. At the end of Matthew’s Gospel, we read of the resurrection of Christ (28:1-8). We read of the ascension of Jesus (16:19) at the end of Mark’s Gospel. Luke’s Gospel ends with the coming of the Holy Spirit (24:49) and in John’s Gospel, an indication is made to…

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