What's new: 'Becoming the Beloved Disciple' is an insightful meditation on the Savior, his message of discipleship

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  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2019 12:57 p.m.

    God gets His glory from us, John 17: 10; parents get their glory from their children, though we are ordinary; see also 2 Thessalonians 1:10, God only gets admiration from those who believe, and in 3 Nephi 19: 29, the Lord asks in prayer, something for Himself, which seems selfish, yet even God prays to His Father for things He wants, "that I may be glorified in them, (us)" Does God want to be popular? Yes, even He seeks attention and has needs, and desires we look at statues of Him, artwork of Him and ponder His, plan, family and mysteries. He desires we read of Him and enter His holy house. And then we become more unique, creative and free.

  • sharrona layton, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 9:14 a.m.

    RE: John 10:34 Ye are gods=( theoi, G plural)

    The reason the OT judges(Psalm 82:6) could be called gods is because they were the means of the word of God (John 10:35).

    Jesus deserves much more than they to be called God. He is the Word incarnate, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world to save the world (10:36). In light of the prologue to the Gospel of John, it seems this interpretation would have been most natural for the author.
    If it is permissible to call men “gods” because they were the vehicles of the word of God, how much more permissible is it to use the word “God” of him who is the Word of God?

    @John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were *created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been *created”= made”= (ginomai Grk “nothing came into existence without Him(creation ex nihlio).”

  • Heraclitus Prescott, AZ
    Jan. 10, 2019 9:41 a.m.

    The Gospel of John gives us the perhaps best insight into the inner reality of Jesus and who he really was.

    I’m curious how the author would interpret the following verses:

    “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” - John 8:58

    “Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” - John 14:10

    “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” - John 17:21

    “Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods"'?” - John 10:34