John Chapter 10 Discussion

  • Tim Kane on John 10
    The difference in the Gospel of John from the gnostic Gospels used to bother me. I saw it as more fanciful. But these days I have been viewing it, in part, as a letter to Muslims, to address their issues, written 500 years before Mohammed preached Islam (according to the standard Islamic narrative of Mohammed's biography). This springs out at you in the very first verse, of the very first chapter - which is written in terms that seem out of place but a Muslim would immediately grasp: "In the beginning was the Word,..." and later in verse 14 comes the kicker, "...and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us...."

    Most Muslims are programmed to ask: "where in the Gospels does Jesus say 'I am God, worship me.'" (Islam emphasizes the majesty of God and that humans should make themselves slaves of God.) The Gospels of John address these concerns most directly, but Jesus, in John 15:15 addresses the nature of our relationship to God, we are no longer servants, but made friends with God. We are to have an intimate relationship with him.

    But, in John 10:10, Jesus, compared himself directly with Mohammed. You see Mohammed started his career as a warlord first as a caravan robber, a thief. Western Civilization is based upon Christ's teachings (and a few of his commandments) among them are: separation of church and state, search for truth, value truth, avoid falsehood, freedom to search for truth, exercise of that freedom (the theology is worked out in the parable of the Prodigal Son), love and forgiveness. For people living in the West, these principles have given us a more abundant and full life - what a gift!

    Today almost no Christian, living in the West, aspires to live in a Muslim majority country, but almost all Muslims living in a Muslim majority country aspire to live in the west. Islam threatened/encroached Western Civilization for about 1000 years. In that time about half of Christendom was lost to Islam. Today the West walks on the moon, Islam not so much.
  • Aaron cahal on John 10
    God is soo good we need this today
  • Carleton on John 10
    Last week at a Church revival meeting I watched from behind as two visiting ministers who were seated towards the back while youth sang get up afterwards to move towards the front of the building for the preaching service. One minister noticed that the other's suit was caught up in his pants as they started to walk forward and helped *of course his brother by love.

  • Sandy on John 10
    If you confess being saved can you lose your salvation no matter what you do right or wrong?
  • Tom on John 10
    This chapter of John Jesus explains so much truth , many of our answers can be found in this chapter . To know his voice is the most valuable thing to know , that's where it starts .

    Spending time in the word of God is so very very worth it !
  • D. W. on John 10:36
    The word is so helpful and true, and everyday it will help me and you.
  • Richard in Christ on John 10:36
    The sheep are being separated from the goats, the wheat from the tares. Keep steadfast in your faith my brothers and sisters in Christ.

    Matthew 13:37-43 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

    The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

    The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

    As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

    The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

    And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    Matthew 25:31-34 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

    And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

    And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

    Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

    Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

    Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
  • S Spencer The trinity where you don39t expect to find it on John 10:36
    Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.

    God is used here in the plural form.

    "" El-o-heem ""


    Transliteration: 'lhym

    Pronunciation: el-o-heem'

    Definition: Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural {thus} especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: - {angels} X {exceeding} God (gods) ({-dess} {-ly}) X (very) {great} {judges} X mighty.

    KJV Usage: God(2,346x), god(244x), judge(5x), GOD(1x), goddess(2x), great(2x), mighty(2x), angels(1x), exceeding(1x), God-ward(withH4136)(1x), godly(1x).

    Occurs: 2606.

    Jesus me and the father are one.

    Jesus said you've seen me you seen the father.

    Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    If the Roman Catholic taught that, I agree with them! because It's in the Bible and need no Interpretation, It's clear.

    And I'm not Catholic.

    but we search the scripture to see if these things are so,

    The Holyspirit reveals truth,

    Jesus said "I tell you the truth, I lie not.

    He's still doing it! you have to go to great lengths to make it say anything else.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 10:36
    S Spencer, what a great verse, Isaiah 9:6 which speaks of Jesus being the child, and being called among many other things not listed in this verse "The mighty God." I also recall that after Jesus' resurrection, when He appeared to Thomas, and Thomas said to Him, "My Lord, and my God." Notice that Jesus never corrected Thomas for calling Him God?

    There are many places in scripture where Jesus claimed to be God. The Jews understood fully well who Jesus was claiming to be. To the Jewish mind, claiming to be the Son of God was the same as being God. Isn't this why they accused Him of blasphemy, making Himself equal to God?

    Thank you so much for sharing Isaiah 9:6!!!
  • Chris - in Reply on John 10:36
    And Jesse, just to add a portion of Scripture that I often refer to (& to which bro. Adam has recently & correctly highlighted in another comment), is 1 John 4:1-3:

    "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."

    To affirm & confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, is NOT simply a belief that there was an historical Jesus on Earth Who went about doing good & speaking the Words of God - even the devils know that fact (an abundance of references exist showing Jesus dealing with them). But to confess that this Jesus had a pre-existence (to which we now know that He was vitally & inseparably connected to the Godhead from Eternity to Eternity, known as the Word of God (John 1:1 & Revelation 19:13)), has "in due time" (God's appointed time) appeared to mankind from God to be given flesh & be called the Son of God & to lay down His Life for sinners.

    Any departure from this great Truth was the overwhelming burden on the Apostle John's heart as he had the constant battle before him to warn & protect the children of God from the intrusions of Gnosticism into the Church. And particularly an offshoot of it (Docetism) which taught "that the incarnation was incredible (unbelievable, false), because Deity cannot unite itself with anything material, such as a body". How sad that Christians even today are gripped with that false belief & proclaiming that God, by sending out His Word, could not have assumed a body of flesh (the incarnation). John tells us that the spirit of antichrist was alive & well then as we even see it today.
  • Jesse - in Reply on John 10:36

    Also, we can look at Philippians 2:6 which says, Who (Referring to Jesus), being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

    2 Corinthians 4:4 says, "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."

    There is a word in the Greek text that can be defined as the out beam, or radiance of God's glory. It is the word APOUGASMA. It is a word used to describe Christ, being the out beam of God's glory.

    I like to imagine shining a flashlight on a wall in a pitch-black room. The light I see on the wall is Christ. But if I were to take that same flashlight and point it at my eyes, its brightness would be so great that it would blind me. Thus, our image of the Divine Glory of God is enlightened and more vivid by the beauty of the scriptures!

    I believe what the inspired writer of Hebrews wanted his readers to draw is apparent and fitting. Christ is the "effulgence" of God's glory (Hebrews 1:3) because as the Word, He became flesh so that the grace and truth of God's glory could be seen by all (John 1:14,17-18).

    Jesus is the true light that radiates forth prevailing over all shades of darkness (John 1:5). Just as no one can stare directly into the beam of the flashlight or spotlight without being blinded by the extreme brightness, in like manner, none can see the Father because of His Divine Glory.

    But, as the light of the flashlight shines forth from the bulb revealing its essence, Jesus shines forth as the visible manifestation by which the knowledge of the glory of God is declared to all (John 1:14,18; 2 Corinthians 4:6). For he who sees Jesus beholds the Father! (John 12:45; 14:9,10).

    Thanks Chris!
  • Adam - in Reply on John 10:36
    Amen. People have to do serious mental gymnastics to twist scripture to mean something else. The Bible literally says Jesus is Lord, but some are now claiming Jesus isn't Lord. This sounds awfully familiar, like satan saying Ye shall "not" surely die. The great deceiver always tries to convince people of the opposite, tries to undermine the deity of Christ and tries to diminish, undervalue, erode morals and values. He's busy at work even with Christians and gets them to repeat the lies without even verifying it or praying to God first and asking if that's really the truth. The lies shall be exposed with the bright light of scripture that even young children can understand.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on John 10:36
    Thanks, Amen Adam.
  • Ron - in Reply on John 10:36
    Dear Adam, you did not say you were addressing me but if you were not please dismiss this. I am not aware anywhere in my post denying Jesus is Lord. Jesus is our Lord and Savior. I have not denied the divinity of Christ. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God and was begotten before the world. No one on earth can say how that came to be. Jesus gave up the glory he had and came in the flesh to be sacrificed for our sins. God placed Jesus above every name in heaven or earth and only in His name is salvation. Jesus is the only mediator between us and the Father. He is the High priest that went in once with his own blood and anointed the Most Holy not made with hands.

    Jesus is King of Kings, He is Lord of Lords He is the Lamb of God He is my Redeemer Christ is the first fruits. Jesus sits on the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. He will reign until he puts all enemies under his feet. How much more divine can that be.

    I am sorry if I can not find any scripture that the trinity has anything to do with salvation and if not, it has no effect on being a Christian, causing the denying the divinity of Jesus. I see no reason to tell the definitions of your other post, it would not make you any less upset. With all due respect, I see no reason to discuss this anymore. This subject is so dogmatically defended with no room to discuss. There's more I could say but your words are clear the door is closed. As far as I'm concerned this discussion is over. sorry Ron
  • Adam - in Reply on John 10:36
    Dear Ron, I only see one post by you in this thread and it sounds like you're referring to another thread, so it's unclear what conversation you're referring to or what you believe on the subject being discussed. You suggested that I'm closed off. Actually I've been quite open to get others' opinion on this subject of Jesus's divinity which the Bible is black and white on. But after hearing a variety of arguments, reading, and praying about it, it's clear that satan is working overtime to deceive Christians into doubting the Bible. It's almost unbelievable to witness how some can just completely disregard certain verses because it's inconvenient to them, so they reinterpret it to suit their needs. The devil loves seeing someone doubt and develop cracks in their foundation which then grow and become crevases and canyons. Some here have even admitted they not only don't believe other parts of the Bible either. That's really sad and sickening to hear this.

    John 1:1 - if someone doesn't believe this verse then they are refusing to believe part of the Bible, part of God's Word. It's so simple even 4 year olds can understand it. It's clear what it means and it's cute to read the mental gymnastics some attempt to twist it into something else, but nope, it means exactly what it says, even if you prefer it to not say it. I must ask, what's the real reason for people denying Christ and denying His divinity? Does it take faith for that... or the opposite of faith? Is such doubt from God... or from the opposite of God?

    You said this is defended. Yes, the truth should be defended. Jesus should be defended. Anyone who considers himself a Christian should follow Christ and defend Him, and defend the truth in love. God bless.
  • Ron - in Reply on John 10:36
    Adam, I know we do not agree, but these are the verses that leaped out to me and is the reason I believe the trinity divides.

    1 John 2:22-24 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

    In these two verses, it is the Son and the Father just like all through the scriptures they are the Son and the Father. And now the Son is on the right-hand side of the Father. When Jesus returns the Father will tell the Son when to come for the Father is the only one who knows that day.

    God exists as three persons but is one being, having a single divine nature. The members of the Trinity are co-equal and co-eternal, one in essence, nature, power, action, and will.

    With all sincerity I feel if I confess the above trinity, I am denying the Son, saying the Son is God, who is by scripture the Father. I do not deny the divinity of Jesus Christ.

    You do not have to reply I just felt you should know the reason I do not believe the trinity.

    May the Lord be with you, Ron
  • Read the bible on John 10:36
    John 10 . 36

    The Pharisees Where going to stone Jesus for Blasphemy, being a man and making himself God according to the Pharisees understanding.

    But Jesus corrected the Pharisees, he said he was THE SON OF GOD . Not GOD . The spirit of error can not understand the difference just like the Pharisees.
  • VICTOR VILLALOVOS on John 10:30
    Amen! They are one Even as We Are One With Them As Well According to Jesus Christ The SON Of God John 17:22 (KJV) And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
  • Chris - in Reply on John 10:30
    Great Scripture. And we can never forget John 17:5. The Glory which Jesus had was laid aside so that He could become God's Son & the Son of Man.
  • VICTOR VILLALOVOS - in Reply on John 10:30
    Hey Chris would you like to do a Bible study with me you can find me on fb or YouTube let me know and I will send the info

    John 17:8 (KJV) For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
  • Winnie - in Reply on John 10:30
    Looks like the trinity just exploded , all is well !
  • Glenn on John 10
    Our personal relationship with Christ gives us individuals power to do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Phil 4:13 so we give no authority to the enemy to steal our joy or love or peace. Your own blossoming in fruits of the Holy Spirit Gal 5:22 can give you wisdom for your personal journey to defeat all attempts from the evil one and those that do evil. James 1:5. I personally believe Jesus taught us to have less of an eye for an eye old testament mind set to the fulfilling of the law in love so we each in our own spirit are stronger in our armor for our own sake. Eph 6:10-18.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on John 10
    Amen Glenn, The Lord equips us to serve by the Holyspirit, thats why he told the disciples to wait on the Holyspirit before he sent them.
  • Sharon on John 10
    John 10:29 in the KJB refers to..."my Father who gave them me..." yet, in the NIV it says..."my Father who gave them to me..."

    Which is the correct translation...gave them me...or, gave them to me?
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    The Father, gave Jesus from himself. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself! Jesus declares the Father. The Father and the Son are one! Jesus at the same time calls Him His Father . The unity of the trinity is the foundation of the gospel. We do not serve a monotheistic God! We serve the trinity. In verse 30 he answers your question. Anytime man adds to or subtracts from the word it is for mans design and not Gods. These, 3 cannot be separated. If man must die to preserve these truths . Then we say Amen!
  • Sharon Wright - in Reply on John 10
    Thanks for the response. I agree with everything you said, but it still doesnt answer my question. The discrepancy is which Bible version is Father gave them me...or, Father gave them TO me...
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    How God calls us to himself? The power that draws us unto him , he has a specific plan for us! Personally, even as a child he uses us in certain ways. As we mature and experience the life we have in this world, We are always in the palm of His hand. We may not know it , but he is using us all the time. There is no way for us to know the needs of others, it is only when he moves in us, he uses us! Sin ,will always be Satan's op. to throw us off. Make us feel guilty! Christ understands these things, that is why he came. That, we would be free through his accomplishment in the flesh. This is a great thing he has done for mankind! I would say that Jesus enjoyed his life. His love for others, and what he saw in his children's eyes , could be nothing less than who he is! Blessed are those who have not seen and believe! Christ the same today and everyday!Thanks be to God through our lord Jesus Christ.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    Here is the Geek. " My Father who has given (them)to me greater then all is, and no one is able to seize out of the hand of my Father. "Gave them to me" would be the correct interpretation .God created you, therefore made it possible to know God through His son .When this happens no one can take you out of his hand. You are literally in Gods hands. Jesus Hand! As Christ began His ministry, everything that happened was according to his Fathers will. Every disciple, that joined him was from God the Father. Every thought, every person who came to him ,God the Father brought them to him! Every word that he spoke came from God the Father. Jesus said that He was here to do His Fathers will! I and my Father are one! The only time I see Jesus without his Father is during temptation. That is a whole other place. I wish to say, comes upon all of his children at one time or another. Even still no one can take you out of his hand!
  • Sharon Wright - in Reply on John 10
    I suppose either would be true...God gave his son to us...and, He gave us to His Son. I love that no one can snatch us from God's hand! Thank you for your response.
  • Fred andJoann Scanlan - in Reply on John 10
    Understanding his love for us, would be an eternity of learning. That is why He loves us so much !So. so. much. We have but a short time here to learn these things . God bless, keep up your study. You will only do nothing less than grow in him.

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