This series of studies on the Gospel of John will challenge you with John's high view of Christ and confront you, possibly even offend you, with John's presentation of the exclusive and absolute claims made by Jesus Christ about his real identity and about his essential and indispensible role in spiritual life and salvation. As far as John is concerned, as far as Jesus Christ is concerned, not only is there no other way to God but Jesus Christ, but also there is no other true truth about God but that knowledge of God that stands before us here in his Son, Jesus Christ. He, Jesus Christ, is 'the Light'; everything else is 'the darkness'.
John's Gospel puts before us the ultimate spiritual challenge, the ultimate spiritual choice: if we do not see God here, in Jesus Christ, we will not find the real God anywhere. If we reject Jesus Christ we are rejecting God. If we receive Jesus Christ we are receiving God.
John presents Jesus Christ as God's final self-revelation, God's final word. Here God says to us: this is who I am; look at me; believe in me, here in human flesh, here in this man, my eternal Son, Jesus Christ.
There is no other way. There is no other God.
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