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Important Bible Words (3)
By John Howard Reid   
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Last edited: Friday, January 21, 2011
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011

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All John the Elder's editorial comments on John's Gospel are regarded as infallible words of Scripture by all Christian denominations. But are they in fact infallible?

John the Elder

John the Elder is not Jewish as 99.99% of Christians assume. He is, in fact, Greek. He adds comments to John's Gospel, not from a Jewish point of view, and not even from an impartial point of view, but from a decidedly anti-Jewish standpoint.

It is wrong therefore, in my view, to regard the Elder's comments as infallible Scripture -- as that same 99.99% of Christians do.

Let us examine his comment on the woman at the well episode in which Shechem's Samaritans came to believe in Jesus (page 71 in "MARK and JOHN: The First and Last Gospels").

The Elder writes: "He who believes in the Son has eternal life. On the other hand, he who disbelieves the Son will never see life, because the wrath of God remains on him forever."

These are harsh words, even if we exclude everyone who was not given an opportunity to believe in the Son. People may have a good reason to disbelieve the Son -- particularly if the "belief" is forced upon them!

As a rule, people tend to believe their parents, their teachers and their friends. And this, in most cases, is as it should be. We might put a question mark against friends, but surely we're not going to side with the Elder in a 100% rejection of non-Christian parents and teachers?

 

 

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