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The Gospel of John: An Exposition by Charles…

The Gospel of John: An Exposition

by Charles R. Erdman

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 2. The Fuller Manifestation. Chs. 5-11. The fifth chapter of John opens a distinct section in the narrative of the public ministry of our Lord. Here while faith is seen to develop in certain individual cases, unbelief is almost universal and it deepens into anger and deadly hate. A great conflict opens between Christ and the leaders of the Jews who finally determine to destroy him. These seven chapters may be further divided as follows: a. The Sign on the Sabbath; and the Beginning of the Conflict. Chs. 5-8. b. The Sixth Sign; and the Formal Breach with the Religious Leaders. Chs. 9, 10. c. The Supreme Sign; and the Decree of Death. Ch. 11. It will thus be seen that each of these divisions begins with a miracle which is the occasion of increasing opposition and hatred, until at last the enemies of our Lord formally agree upon his death. The first division is itself composed of three separate paragraphs: (1) The Sign on the Sabbath; and the Outbreak of Hostility in Jerusalem. Ch. 5. (2) The Crisis of Belief in Galilee. Ch. 6. (3) The Continuation of the Conflict in Jerusalem. Chs. 7, 8. (1) The Sign on the Sabbath. Ch. 5 Jesus the Source of Life The Sign and Its Sequel. Vs. 1-16 1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered. 5 And a certain man was there, who hadbeen thirty and eight years in his infirmity. 6 When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wpuldest thou be made whole? 7 The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is tr...… (more)



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