John as we know today was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. He was also the brother of James, who was also an apostle. John was the son of Zeebee and of Salome. His father was a fisherman while living in Bethsaida in Galilee on the border of the lake Gennesareth. John's mother was one of many women who gave to the maintenance of Jesus Christ. John's parents were very good people, they loved God and his son. It is said that john and his brother James were fishing when Jesus came and chose them. They were soon known as the fishers of men. The John of whom I am talking about is John the Evangelist.
"It appears, that of all the apostle John was especially favoured with our Lord's regard and confidence, so as to be called the disciple whom Jesus loved" (Peoples Bible-John 1). Even though John loved his leader so much, he still ran away like the other disciples did when Jesus was arrested. John was still their when Jesus had his trial and was crucified. Jesus also in trusted John with the care of his mother. John was there with Jesus when he would perform all of his great miracles. On of the famous lines from John is "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (Peoples Bible- John 6). John was the spiritual evangelist. John and his brother James were called the Sons of Thunder.
During the era of the new church, he did his work in Jerusalem and in Ephesus. During the time of Jesus, John tried to keep Samaritans out of their group. Jesus told John of the way it should be done. They found churches in Asia Minor and began baptizing and converting Samaria. John has also done a lot of good in some other countries. Peter and John were imprisoned for giving the word after Pentecost. While in
prison he wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation. Later Emperor Dometian had taken John to Rome where he was beaten, drugged, and put into boiling oil. When he stepped out he was banished to Patmos. When John was on his way to Asia to give the word, the ship was caught in the storm, and everyone but John drifted to the shore. Everyone thought John was dead. Two weeks later John appeared at the shore at the feet of the disciple Prochoros. A lot of amazing things have happened to John. ...