Jean’s Gospel: The Word Does Everything!

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9 Responses

  1. JoelG says:

    This is gold, Jean. We don’t have to pretend to be “Super Christians”. We are free to be ourselves, but forgiven.

    Many thanks

  2. Jean says:

    Thank you Joel.

  3. Duane Arnold says:


    Nicely done…
    If you can find it, you would like ‘Consummatum Est – Eschatology and Church in the Gospel of John’ by Alf Corell, which has a whole section on the use of “Word” in John (not just the Prologue). He’s a Swedish theologian, so very much in your part of the Christian world…

  4. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Good article Jean,

    God’s word is 100% efficacious and does exactly what it says – God’s word creates, God’s word converts and God’s word condemns … every time it is spoken.

    One thing for sure, we do not interpret God’s word — God’s word interprets us.

  5. Jean says:

    “One thing for sure, we do not interpret God’s word — God’s word interprets us.”

    He’s been doing a lot of that lately to yours truly, and it’s no fun.

  6. em ... again says:

    good post, Jean
    today there’s a very poor grasp on the term… equating it solely with the Canon of written material that contemporary intellectuals-so-called presumptuously discount and nit pic resulting in the fallback declaration, “it is full of errors, so how can we trust it?”

    there is much to think on here – “I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything.” (Martin Luther, LW 51:77) … Amen, Martin, Amen!

  7. Jean says:

    Thank you Duane, MLD and Em.

    Duane, I will look into the book recommendation.

  8. Duane Arnold says:

    I think it might be online in Google Books – ck. pages 120 and following…

  9. Jeffrey Pautz says:

    Nice article Jean.

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