Essay On Jesus In The Gospel Of John

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Question:"Consider the figure of Jesus in the Gospel of John, the Gospel of Thomas, or the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Who or what is Jesus, in the Gospel that you have selected?"
When studying the Gospel of John, Jesus is identified as the Son of God because the metaphor of the Lamb is used, Jesus Christ is mentioned instead of Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus acknowledges himself to the world as the Son of God. In the Gospel, the Lamb of God is referenced multiple times and distinguishes a sacrifice is in the mist. The reader consciously knows Jesus is God’s only son, nevertheless making the role of sacrifice an even harder burden to carry. He has no choice but to sacrifice his life for the sins of the world. The Lamb can represent the gentleness
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Throughout the passages of the book, the observer encounters Jesus speaking in the first person when related to Divine encounters. An example in "John and the Woman of Samaria" when speaking of water. "But those who drink of the water I will give them will never be thirsty.The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life (John 4:14). Consequently, there are two major signs of power in the Gospel of John which attest to Jesus Christ 's power. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus Christ tries to omit the witnessed accounts in raising the dead but in the Gospel of John; he exposes his true power for the masses to recognize. Turning water into wine is another example of Jesus exposing his true self in public. The last passage that 's shows Jesus knows his position in the work of God is John 8:15-17 "You judge by human standards; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me." The cleansing of the temple passage also shows God is his father and Jesus will do anything in his power to protect the family. To conclude, the Gospel of John is a refined version of the story of Jesus Christ who takes the role of the son of God to the next level compared to the Gospel of

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