Saturday, July 23, 2011

John 5:31-47. The special testimony of John's gospel.

Time for a pause on John's gospel today. Some people want to strip this gospel from the canon of Scripture because it is so different from the synoptics and because it was written so much later; but the real reason is that it so clearly asserts that Jesus is God, and chapter 5 exemplifies this.

However, just what was it that led to Jesus crusifixion? Was it not the charge of blasphemy? When Jesus was accused of making himself out to be God as in, say Luke 22:70 "They all asked, 'Are you then the Son of God?' He replied, 'You are right in saying I am.'"

It could not be plainer than that. So there is no disjunction between the Fourth gospel and the synoptics.

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