Monday 6 July 2020

How could a simple fisherman 2,000 years ago write some of the most, poetic, influencial, philosphical, Inspirational and powerful words in the history of mankind?

James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”), Mark 3:17. Credit

I am often asked why do I believe the Bible when after all it was written by men? Well, it is a good question and worth looking into. Around 35 men, from Kings to fishermen wrote the Bible over a long period of time, these men are said to have been inspired by God which many scholars claim is utter tosh. Moses and Paul are the men who wrote the most books in the Bible but I want to focus on John, the simple fisherman from Galilee who was a disciple of Jesus. This fisherman from 2,000 years ago wrote, John, John 1, John 2, John 3, and the last book of the Bible, A Revelation to John. The most exciting and inspirational text, in my humble opinion written in the Bible, was penned by John in the opening paragraph of his book, According to John.
Chapter 1, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. 2 This one was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence. What has come into existence 4 by means of him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light is shining in the darkness, but the darkness has not overpowered it.
Are the above words from a simple fisherman of 2,000 years ago? The teaching and activities of Jesus were passed along as oral tradition through teaching and preaching because most people could not read or write. However, the words above come from a dreamer, a poet a philosophical and educated man, not from a fisherman, with all respect to fishermen. For John to be able to have written anything, let alone the wonderful paragraph above he would surely have been filled with Holy Spirit and is a prime example of the Bible being written by men inspired by Jehovah. The whole book of John and his letters are a wonder to read and is a spiritual experience in itself.

In his letter, The First Of John he reveals where the Holy Spirit comes from.
1 John 3:24.  Moreover, the one who observes his commandments remains in union with him, and he in union with such one. And by the spirit that he gave us, we know that he remains in union with us.
Remember only after Jesus was resurrected was the Holy Spirit released to people born from God. Releasing the Jews from the old law of Moses and allowing Gentiles to be born of God along with Jews creating the birth of Christianity.
1 John 4: 12.  No one has seen God at any time. If we continue loving one another, God remains in us and his love is made perfect in us. 13 By this we know that we are remaining in union with him and he in union with us, because he has given his spirit to us.
How could a fisherman have gained knowledge of this nature? He can only have gained this deep spiritual information by receiving the very same Holy Spirit he is writing about.


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taproot said...

"the one who observes his commandments remains in union with him" cannot be reconciled with 'Releasing the Jews from the old law of Moses'

Anonymous said...

The Purpose of John’s Book

Chapter 20 verse 30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.

Prophecy is the proof of the Bible being true.

Good place to learn more -

Hawkeye said...

For those who believe, there are no words to describe it. For those who dont believe, no words are possible.

That excuse to say the Bible isn't the authentic words of God because it was written by men, is very lame. How else could it have been written? If not through man then through who? An animal? An insect? Lol.... Through what? If the scriptures just appeared in print by no ones hand on earth would they believe it then? No. How else then can it be written if not by men? It's a ridiculous excuse to not believe in it.

Unknown said...

The true God, who is the creator of the heavens & the earth, knows the beginning & the end of everything. Humans were created in his likeness, but we have the right to choose just like the angels to believe in the true God or not. God sent his only known son Jesus, supernatural, to die on the cross & shed his blood as a human. Satan thought he had won in corrupting all God's creations & destroying the messiah. The shedding of blood from the Lamb, Jesus, of God who takes away the sins of the earth & gave all humans a chance to believe & be saved forever. John 3:16. Ask the Holy Spirit of God to guide you to salvation through belief in Jesus Christ the son of God. Amen. God bless us all. Melly Watchman. Thank you Gary for your inspirational work.

Unknown said...

Wonderful comments and text. Believing in the words of the Bible should want us to do God's will and tell people about what God's kingdom can do for mankind as compared to what is going on right now.

Anonymous said...

After reading this, there is some confusion on the identites of the authorship of the Gospel of John, which is actually pened by the apostle Phillip for John Mark, the son of Martha and Marcus of Bethany. The sons of Zebedee are Aquila (John) and Niceta (James), both exiled Roman twin princes. Zebedee is just another name for Lazarus/ Simon Magus who took these two boys under his tutorlidge at Qumran. Aquila, under the name of John wrote Revelations. for the discovery of the Pesher, a secret code
hidden in both the Torah and New Testements discovered by Dr. Barbara Thiering giving a full history of
the Christian deveopment and authorship to the New Testement Gospels.

Unknown said...

To Hawkeye, all true believers in Christ will be raptured from this earth before the 7 year tribulation, by accepting Christ as our Savior we will not suffer the wrath of God which is coming. God bless us all. Amen.

Gary Walton said...

Wonderful Melly, thanks.

Unknown said...

Treat each other as you would like to be treated. Pass it on. Melly Watchman. God loves all of us. Amen.

Unknown said...

The one world government, one world religion, one world financial system. Do not be fooled by promised false security when it takes away your freedom to choose how to live your life peacefully.