SYNOPSIS: Contrary to the claims of many politically-motivated church leaders, Jesus is the “light of the world,” not any nation, a system of government or political ideology.
Politicians routinely invoke God to validate their ideology and office. Whatever religion is perceived as the most popular at any given moment, is so employed to validate a political agenda. Just as today’s officeholders pay lip service to “Judeo-Christian values,” so pagan emperors of Rome appealed to the traditional gods for divine approval. Patriotism and religious faith become indistinguishable; lack of nationalistic fervor is tantamount to religious heresy. Continue reading Jesus is the Light of the World, Period!
SYNOPSIS – The Fullness and Grace of God are found only in the “Word made Flesh,” Jesus – John 1:14-18.
The prologue to the gospel of John introduces key themes – Life, Light, Witness, Truth, Grace. Jesus is the Light of the world, the source of Grace and Truth, and the True Tabernacle, the only-born Son of God, and the only one who has seen the Father. The prologue ends with the conclusion that Jesus is the only one who interprets the unseen God – (John 1:14-18).
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SYNOPSIS – The prologue to the gospel of John presents Jesus as the True Tabernacle in whom the glory of God is revealed and now resides – John 1:14.
In its opening paragraph, the gospel of John presents the major themes that are explicated in the body of this work. For example, in Jesus, the “Word made flesh,” life and true Light are found. Moreover, John employs imagery from pivotal events in the history of Israel to illustrate what God has achieved in Jesus – (John 1:9-18, 5:21-26, 9:5, 8:12, 12:35-40).
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