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John’s Prologue And Reassurance Essay

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Many times it seems difficult to feel whether or not those within the the Greco-Roman world believed that Jesus was God’s incarnate or not. However despite this, those who have read Gospels can probably identify that at least some of the writers within the New Testament surely did. One of these writers in particular was the author of John’s Gospel. After all it is in this Gospel and more specifically within it’s prologue that the reader can find the use of high Christology or the belief that Jesus was the expression of God in the physical form through out. This was mostly likely a technique applied but the author to not only make a strong point, but also to provide some encouragement to the ...view middle of the document...

He was in the beginning with God” (1:1-3).This not only establish the use of high Christology in that it directly asserts that Jesus existed alongside God before he came down to earth, but it also acts as an immediate reassurance to those of the Jewish Christian community who had been expelled from their synagogues, that they are on the right path when it comes to their beliefs. Jesus may appear in human form but that doesn't matter because he has the word of God with him.
The author then continues with this idea of high Christology and reassurance by saying that “[the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world [and] he was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him” (1:9-11). The author here is showing that even though Jesus is in a human form, he is still the light or Logos, and the Messiah all have been waiting for. He through God brought the world into existence, and those who believe this are spot on in their faith despite the persecution they may have faced or be facing.
Finally, the prologue wraps up by saying that “the word became flesh…lived...

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