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Bible Challenge - John
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1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. He was in the beginning with God.
3. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Significance of John 1:1-3
- Jesus = the word = God
- Jesus was with God in the beginning, and was the creator
- "In the beginning God created" (Gen 1:1); "In the beginning was the Word."
- As such, Jesus could not have been created, because apart from him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Significance of John 1:1-3 continued...
- Nor could he have been exalted to be equal to God; He was eternally equal with God
- He created Satan; Satan could not have been jealous of Jesus being exalted over him because Jesus created him; they were not on equal grounds
And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the father, full of grace and truth.
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ
Sig of John 1:17
- At the onset a contrast is being established b/w the old and new covenant, b/w the Law of Moses and the truth Christ reveals
Significance of Jesus being "the only begotten from the Father" (1:14) and "the only begotten God" (1:18)
- Does it mean begotten in the sense that he was born as a man, but he was the only man born that was of God?
- 18 says he was the only begotten God (monogenes theos). This is in the nominative sense, not genitive like vs. 14; Jesus is God
The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'
Sig of John 1:29
-Why did Jesus come to the earth? He is identified as the "lamb of God" (sacrifice) before his ministry officially started. He "takes away the sin of the world."
- Clearly he came so that he could be a sacrifice for sins
And he said to them, truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
Sig of John 1:51
Gen 28:12 - [Jacob] had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of god were ascending and descending on it.
Verses with "My hour has not yet come"
And said to him, 'Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.'
Sig of John 2:10
-First, this was called a 'sign' in vs. 11, it's trying to reveal something
- This was the "beginning" of Jesus' signs
- It's contrasting old and new, good and better
Sig of John 2:10 cont...
- Note the parable: 'no one puts new wine into old wineskins'
- the ministry of Christ, and the new covenant, are the new wine
- Thus, this miracle seems to be saying that the ministry of Christ is ushering in a better wine than that of the old covenant.
- c.f. also 1:17 - Law thru Moses, grace & truth thru Christ. John is drawing contrasts
Sig of John 2:14-17 - Jesus driving out those selling in the temple
- Jesus was upset the people were making God's house "a place of business."
- vs. 17 - zeal for your house will consume me
- Even though the temple would soon be destroyed (AD 70), and Jesus was taking on the role of the temple (vs. 19), He sought to maintain the purity of the earthly "symbol" while it stood
Sig of John 2:14-17 cont...
- some try to argue that proof of the continuing nature of the sabbath is attested by the fact that Jesus set up many sabbath controversies to establish the spirit of the law over the letter of the law. If the sabbath was to be abolished after the cross, why spend so much time focusing on people's hypocritical observance of it?
- Even temporary symbols deserved appropriate application while they remained in place
Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.'
Sig of John 2:19
-Early in the ministry of Jesus, the death, burial, and resurrection are prevalent, indicating that this was the plan from the beginning
- Thus the notion that the Jews could have accepted him as king and ushered in the millenial reign of Christ is questionable (besides, his kingdom is not of this world)
14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
Sig of John 3:15-16 re: eternal life
What does it mean by eternal life? Does it mean that even after death of the physical body, the soul lives? Or by eternal does it mean, we die and cease to exist until the resurrection and then live forever?
Why did Christ come into the world? John 3:17
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him
Is the believer judged? John 3:18
He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Significance of John 3:18 re: Investigative judgment
According to this doctrine, Christ entered the Holy of Holies in 1844 to carefully examine the work of all who at one time professed faith in Christ, judging their good and bad deeds. When he finishes the account of their life, as written in the book, if there remains any unforgiven sin or "blot" against them, they will be eternally separated from Christ.
Significance of John 3:18 re: Investigative judgment cont...
John 3:18 says those that believe are not judged. And yet judgment of believers is at the heart of the Investigative Judgment. Is there a contradiction?
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."
What must one due to obtain eternal life? John 3:36
He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
Sig of John 3:36
Salvation, and thus eternal life, are promised to the one who "believes in the son." End of story? It's not the one who believes and keeps the 10 commandments. Belief = eternal life.
but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be his worshipers.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish his work.
Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.
So Jesus said to him, 'Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.'
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