In any event, his witness to Jesus goes its own way, highlighting matters that in the other Gospels remain implicit and underdeveloped.
The literary style of this witness of Jesus is also unique among the Gospels; here focus is on the "signs" of Jesus' identity and mission and on lengthy, theologically rich discourses.
Use this collection of Bible verses to ease feelings of loneliness.
The Word of God is full of powerful verses that we should meditate on.
To meditate is to deeply think through and ponder something.
It’s one thing to set time aside each day to read through a passage of scripture, it’s another to meditate on a passage or verse.
But the Bible reminds readers that God knows us, loves us and that God hears our cries.
Finally, they remind us that God is always with us.
Whether or not he knew them (or any one of them) continues to be debated.
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
Psalm 119:9-11 How can a young man keep his way pure? With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
In general, two views of the dating of this Gospel have been advocated: The second view has found favor because it has been felt more recently that John wrote independently of the other Gospels (see essay and chart, p. This does not contradict the statement of Clement referred to above. Further, the statement in 5:2 that there "is" (rather than "was") a pool "near the Sheep Gate" may suggest a time before 70, when Jerusalem was destroyed.
Also, those who hold this view point out that developed theology does not necessarily argue for a late origin. Others, however, observe that John elsewhere sometimes used the present tense when speaking of the past.