The True Son Of God In The Gospel Of John

Improved Essays
In the Gospel of John, Jesus is shown performing miraculous deeds to prove to the Jewish people that he was the true son of God. John uses an eye-witness testimony to prove that Jesus was the true light sent down by God. The Gospel of John reveals that Jesus is the only son of God when Jesus prayed and said, “Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ” (JN 17:3, NABRE). John showed Jesus trying to convince non-believers through the act of seven different signs, in which the first sign was when Jesus turned six stone water jars into wine at a wedding in Cana. John alludes back to the phrases in the Old Testament starting with ‘I am’; these phrases create a deeper spiritual …show more content…
Overall, John tries to convince readers with his 1st hand experience that Jesus is filled with the presence of God and on a mission as the Messiah, to which he tries to make the Jewish people believe in him. Jesus tried to show that he had the power of God by performing seven major signs to reveal his glory given by god. The Jewish people did not believe Jesus had the power to heal and do wonders like that of God, but he managed to prove them wrong numerous times. The first sign performed by Jesus was at a wedding in Cana when the wine supply was empty. Servers were told to obey Jesus, and he told them “Fill the jars [six stone water jugs that could hold 20-30 gallons] with water…Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter. ‘When the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine…’” (JN 2:7-9). Only the servers Jesus had commanded and his disciples knew that this was an act from the Messiah. The disciples began to believe in Jesus after they witnessed a feat as sudden as this. One of the signs was performed when his disciples were sailing across the sea “When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat…” (JN 6:19). Walking on water should surely convince …show more content…
The first example of this came when John explained how Jesus handled the situation on the Bread of Life, because the people wanted to see a sign from him. The 5000 people that wanted a sign from Jesus wanted to be given vast amounts of bread every day, which Jesus already knew they wanted, and he told them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst… for this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life…” (JN 6:35-40). Jesus used the ‘I am’ phrase in this statement he gave to the people asking for bread, which is a phrase God used many times in the Old Testament. This is significant for Jesus to use because no other person dares to speak like that of God, but Jesus speaks in this manner to prove that he comes straight from God. Yet, Jesus acted like God again when he was speaking to Martha about the death of Lazarus when he said, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die…” (JN 11:25-26). In this statement, Jesus is stating that if people believe in God, then their spirit will live on for eternity. For Jesus is trying to tell Martha not to fear for Lazarus’ life because if he believed in God then he shall never

Related Documents

  • Great Essays

    3:20) This excerpt displays that Jesus would never turn on someone. If someone “opens the door” he will aid them with all his being. No matter if they are rich or poor, old or young, and confined or liberated. Jesus made sure that people understood that the power and sovereignty of God overpowers all and is available to everyone. This essential theme…

    • 1268 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Just as Paul had asked the Corinthians to remember how his teachings of the gospel had come to fruition, he is again telling them what the truth is and expecting them to listen intently to his teachings. The truth is, he asserts, “that the body that is sown (earthly) is perishable, is raised imperishable,” (1 Corinthians 15:42). In other words, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,” (1 Corinthians 15:50) but rather those who have passed away, those who are “imperishable” are raised up to Heaven alongside Jesus. In a particularly poignant final thought, Paul declares, “when the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory’,” (1 Corinthians 15:54). As long as the Corinthians practice good faith and heed the word of the gospels, they will find a spot in the resurrection.…

    • 1372 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Jesus Is The Son Of God

    • 1001 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven. (The Holy Bible)” In this verse, Peter directly states that Jesus is Christ and Son of the living God. By saying this, he states that Jesus possesses the status of Godhood. As soon as Peter says this, Jesus tells him that God, his Father, had revealed it to him.…

    • 1001 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    C. Paul is saying that we cannot do anything to gain Christ. We do not have to bring him down from heaven (Deuteronomy 30:11-14), nor do we have to go down to the grave. All we have to do is believe because when we believe in him, we receive him. We have the Word that brings life to our body, soul and mind. Then, can we receive righteousness by faith.…

    • 1605 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Penecost Act 1 Summary

    • 1615 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Finally they asked the brother how they were going to live their life with Jesus on their side, swearing on an oath, and the oath of God. At the end of Thessalonians it seems to me they are speaking of Armageddon. Speaking of the seasons and times to his brothers, he reassured them that it didn’t matter what time of day or year it was, them themselves were fully aware that the day of the Lord will come. They wanted to be sober and retain salvation for their Lord Jesus Christ, for that no matter if they were awake or asleep they still might live with…

    • 1615 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    God’s Promise to His Believers Even though an Atheist believes that God does not exist and there is no eternal life for a non-believer. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior will give you eternal life. because As a believer, you must trust in God by faith, through salvation, Romans 10:9 ESV states, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. The Bible clearly states God 's promise to all who believe in Him, offering eternal life in Heaven with Him.…

    • 1585 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Gospel Of John Essay

    • 757 Words
    • 4 Pages

    He grows a ministry, gathers disciples (John 1:35-51) and performs miracles that draw crowds and the ire of the Jewish elders. Matthew, Mark and Luke recorded many miracles in their Gospels. But John chose to record only 7 miracles (John 2:1-11,4:43-54,5:1-15,6:1-14,6:16-21,9:1-12,11:1-44,21:1-14) - Changing water into wine , Healing an official’s son, Healing the crippled man at the pool, Feeding the 5,000,Walking on water, Healing the man born blind,and Raising Lazarus from the dead . Some of these miracles, such as the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-44), are found only in this Gospel. The author refers to them as ‘signs’- using this term to emphasize that His miracles are a sign of His Divinity.…

    • 757 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Therefore, the book of John presents the concept of “realized eschatology” when portraying Jesus as the eternal Son of God. For instance, Jesus’ prayer for believers includes “That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21). Jesus reveals His humanity by compassionately praying for His followers and confirms that God is present in the world. God offers the gift of eternal life through His only son, which is a reality for all believers, not just an anticipated future event.…

    • 1878 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Luke's View Of Salvation

    • 1967 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Luke was clearly using this passage of Scripture to demonstrate to the people in no uncertain terms where salvation comes from. According to him, salvation comes from Jesus whom the Jews crucified. Luke wanted to demonstrate to the Sanhedrin as well as all Jews that Jesus was still alive and that it was only in his name that salvation came.3 The Jews had crucified Jesus believing that killing him would bring an end to his power and influence.4 However, Luke appears to be informing them that by killing Jesus they actually succeeded in spreading his influence and possibly increasing his power (it resided in those who believed). Luke must have wanted to use the healing of the cripple to demonstrate the saving power and grace of Jesus. He wanted the Jews to know that while they thought they had killed Jesus, he had risen and his power was now operational in all mortal men who believed in…

    • 1967 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The notion of the three wise men comes from the Gospel of Matthew, one of the synoptic gospels, which are so central in Christianity because they tell about Jesus’ life, teachings, and followers. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the three wise men were led to the baby Jesus by a star, and brought him gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh. They also refer to Jesus as the “King of the Jews,” as he was born Jewish and as the Son of God (Ross). In Monty Python’s Life of Brian, the wise men refer to all those details when speaking to Brian’s mom in front of Brian, whom they initially believe is the Son of God and the Messiah. The three wise men, however, quickly realize that they were mistaken when the movie shows the true baby Jesus from afar, whom beams of light surround, and his mother, the Virgin Mary, has a halo above her head.…

    • 1257 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays