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Theo ch 10 - Perhaps it is solely for the purpose of Jesus...

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NT THEO 220-02 Ch 10 John’s Portrait of Jesus I really enjoyed how John, like Luke, portrays the importance of women. The role of a woman that I like the best in his gospel was that of the woman accused of adultery. I did not grow up in the Catholic Church, but even I am familiar with this story. It sends a great message that can be applied to a broad range of situations. It is very easy to judge others, but much harder to judge oneself. This story just reminds me that no one is perfect and to forgive others as I would like to be forgiven. I would like to learn more about Jesus’ seventh sign—raising Lazarus from the dead. Is this the same Lazarus from Luke’s story of the rich man and Lazarus? In Luke, it is told that Lazarus goes to Heaven with Abraham. If he is in such a great place, then why would Jesus make him come back to earth?
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Unformatted text preview: Perhaps it is solely for the purpose of Jesus showing his power. If so, that seems pretty cruel and selfish, especially since Luke’s gospel tells of how terrible a life Lazarus had on earth. John’s gospel talks about Jesus’ “I Am” pronouncements. Jesus says things such as “I am the bread of life” or “I am the truth and the life”. John then refers to how when Moses was at the burning bush, God spoke of himself as “I Am”. This makes me question the true connection between God and Jesus. I have heard multiple things from different people such as Jesus is God’s son or Jesus is God in human form. There is a difference between these two views, and I would like to know which one it is. From the way it sounds in this section of our book, Jesus is God. If so, then why do we refer to Jesus as God’s son?...
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