Wednesday, 2 December 2015
The Gospel of John.
While I don't think that many of the statements and long speeches attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John are historical, that does not mean that they are without value.
These passages are about Jesus rather than from Jesus.
They represent the thoughts and feelings of the followers of the disciple John late in the first century C.E..
Not many of these passages appear in the earlier Gospels.
But they represent a highly developed theology based on their experience of Jesus.
The passages that pertain to Jesus' commandment to love one another are particularly valuable for anyone who is serious about finding God.
For God is Love.
And anyone who approaches God must do so with love.
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