New thoughts about "who wrote the biblical book of John"
and who recorded it in the
you ever wondered why "that disciple"
that leaned on Jesus' breast was never called by name? Think about it.
What you are about to experience was revealed some years back. It is astonishing! Of course, you'll have to do some reading but it is only a few chapters and it will be well worth it if you're serious and open minded enough to weigh all things. There are clues scattered throughout chapters 18 - 21.
I will point out the clues but you must read the before and after text that surrounds them, because they are so beautifully placed within the story - they can easily be over-looked.
The story starts in chapter 13 with "The Last Supper". Here we find the disciples discussing the betrayal of Jesus by one of the disciples. Verse 23 implies "one of the disciples" (clue: - not John) leaned on Jesus' breast, and "this disciple" is one Jesus loved. (24) Now Peter, therefore saw this, and beckoned unto "this disciple" on the breast to ask Jesus who it was of whom He spake; (25) "This disciple" then, whom Jesus loves, asks Jesus of whom it was he spake. Why didn't Peter just ask Jesus since the disciple on the breast heard him clearly enough?
The clues do not appear again until chapter eighteen. And in verse 5 with the "band of men" from the high priest and pharisees that come by "the brook Cedron" into a garden where Jesus and his disciples, (excluding Judas, for he was with the "band of men") were gathered, for the high priest wanted to capture Jesus.
After Judas points Him out, they are led away, and in verse 15 Peter follows Jesus, and so did another disciple: Here, is the next clue. The "another disciple" will, for the most part - in the remaining text, be referred to, by scripture, as "THAT DISCIPLE" or "THAT OTHER DISCIPLE" and "THAT DISCIPLE WHOM JESUS LOVED". "THAT DISCIPLE" (Judas) was known unto the high priest and went into the court but Peter remained at the door. And in verse16, out comes "That Other Disciple" (Judas), and then Peter goes in.
Notice now in chapter 19 when you get to verse 25 - 27; as Jesus is on the cross He acknowledges "that disciple", whom he loved, as a son of his mother, and from that hour "that disciple" took her into his own home. Now in chapter 20, "that other disciple" appears in verses 2; 3; 4; and 8. Take care to read all verses. In the last chapter (21), we notice "that other disciple" first appears in verse 7 and next in verse 20 where it refers to "the disciple whom Jesus loved" (Judas), confirming it was Judas that leaned on His breast and asked Jesus who it was that would betray Him. Peter, then, seeing Judas, says to Jesus, "what shall this MAN (Judas) do"?
The remaining verses will clear up who wrote and recorded the book.
Last note: Judas, was the one that carried the 'money bag'. John, 13:29 "For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag [of money], that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor." If this is a metaphor, etc., then this fits the "betrayer." The 'betrayer' is the same as 'the law', 'the letter that killeth', the 'lie' of, Paul; Romans, 3:7. All this represents is the 'truth is in the lie. Judas the betrayer is the lie and in the bag, or lie, is the truth, i.e., 'money'. Why, in the literal sense, would anyone let a betrayer or crook handle their financial affairs? But, this is only a story to substantiate the other parables, etc.. For every lie, there is an equal and opposite reaction; the hiding of the truth. And read this complete page.
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Gary Pangan 7/30/2012
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