Commentary Of St. Thomas Aquinas On The Book Of John Analysis

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The purpose of this paper is to go through the Commentary of St. Thomas Aquinas about the

Book of John. As part of my studies at Tokyo Christian University, I have come to

appreciate the study of primary sources. The Commentary of St. Thomas about the Book of

John is an important piece of literature. Aquinas, claims that one John is indeed a disciple of

Jesus Christ. Further more Aquinas confirms that indeed a virgin predestined by God. This

virgin was in fact betrothed and was scheduled to be married. Aquinas notes that John

provided two account of her virginity: `( 1) that God loved her more, and (2) that the Lord, 1

being crucified congratulated his Mother.`

A ­ I am the bread of life

John 6:35­59 is among many of the Jesus teachings
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According to Aquinas this food is God 's own nature, “I am the bread of life” (6:35); “My flesh truly is food and my blood truly is drink” (6:56): this refers to the flesh of Christ being merged with the Word of God. According to Aquinas, the main difference between bodily and spiritual food is this “Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I give, will never be thirsty again” (4:13). This is because the bodily things are perishable and the spiritual things are Godly and eternal…show more content…
He will come in and go out, and find pasture." (John 10:9). Salvation is found through Jesus because He is the gate to the Kingdom nobody one can enter except through Him (John 3:3, John 14:6). According to Aquinas the door is Christ, entrance in tho this door is entering and becoming one insync with Jesus. This is mentioned in the beatitude that for no one can enter the door unless they accessed by the truth because the beatitude is finding joy in the truth of God. Therefore, Christ being God is the truth. "Sanctify them in the truth" (17:17); "If any one enters by me, he will be saved" (10:9). In Ezekiel (24:23): "And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed

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