Divine and Human Community in the Gospel of John
In the theology of early Judaism there is ‘one God’ who has ‘one people.’ The Gospel of John takes the remarkable step of including Jesus the divine Son in the unity of the one God. The unity of God consists in the intimate personal communion of the Father and the Son (‘I am in the Father and the Father is in me’). The goal of Jesus’ mission is to include humans within the open unity of the divine love (‘so that the love with which You have loved me may be in them, and I in them’). From the intimate personal communion of the Father and the Son with believers derives the loving unity of the people of God (‘that they may be one as we are one, I in them and You in me’). Thus the revelation of loving intimacy within God at the end of the Gospel’s Prologue leads to Jesus’ prayer for the unity of his people in chapter 17.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Champion Forest Baptist Church
15555 Stuebner Airline Road
Houston, TX 77069
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