A Commentary On The Letters Of John
John is a remarkable Gospel, utterly different from the other three. It reflects the unique insights of the man who was closest to Jesus while he was on earth, and is full of concern that we should not just know about what Jesus did, but should also realize who he was. It reflects, too, John’s burden the believers in Jesus should not be sidetracked by erroneous teaching, whether concerning Jesus’ identity or the veracity of his claims. He wanted believers to be absolutely sure that eyewitnesses, Jesus’ own words, and his astonishing works all point to one who was truly God come in the flesh, the living Word, the very glory of God among humanity. John’s collected evidence and proof all make the most compelling testimony to Jesus’ right to demand our ongoing trust and obedience.