1 John, F
Sofia, Elizabeth, Laura, Maria Fernanda, & Katia
Colors of the Wind by ear by Electus
Written in A.D. 90-100
The purpose of John’s letter is to oppose certain false ideas, especially about Jesus, and to deepen the spiritual and social awareness of the Christian community. John is writing to the Christians who are facing false accusations about Jesus. The reader is urged to believe Jesus is the Messiah.John is writing to make and defend claims of Jesus, who continued to emerge more largely on to the community’s horizon and its heart of life.
Date of the writing (c.)
The date of the writing for John’s gospel is approximately 90-100 AD
Disney Piano Medley by Russell Tay by rustleteh
Unique Themes and Stories
In John’s Gospel, the theme is light and darkness; "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness" (12:46). Jesus is seen as the light of the world. This verse states that those who lack in faith will be nurtured through Jesus.
In John, the divinity of Jesus is always on the background. Jesus, the pre-existent Word of God, The Risen Christ among us, taught through account of his seven great sign I AM statements. Throughout the gospel Jesus displays omniscient, refers to his pre-existent life and speaks and behaves like the risen Lord. The term pre-existent is unfortunate which leads to the misunderstanding that the person of Jesus Christ can be split into the ‘eternal Son’ and the ‘temporal Son’.
What is eternal, pre existent, is the Word of God, not the person of Jesus of Nazareth- the Word being God’s eternal commitment to be personally present in history.