Elder NealÂ A. Maxwell (1926â2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote about why people abandoned Jesus and why we must be willing to accept the hard doctrines of the gospel, even when they are unpopular with the world: âWhen Jesus first began to preach strong doctrines (the scriptures refer to these as âhard sayingsâ), many of those who followed Him âwent back, and walked no more with him.â (John 6:66.) It is a normal response when someone asks if you are so-and-so. Instant downloads of all 1388 LitChart PDFs (including The Grapes of Wrath). JohnÂ 6 records a drastic shift in public opinion toward the Savior. The Savior taught that when someone believes in Him, âout of his belly shall flow rivers of living waterâ (John 7:38). That is defining one kind of sin. 21 Then He said again to them, “I go away, and you shall seek Me, and shall die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.”. 18 I am He who testifies of Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies of Me.” 19 And so they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”. Elder BruceÂ R. McConkie explained that Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of a long-cherished tradition: âThere was a tradition, taught by the Rabbis and firmly entrenched in the public mind, that when Messiah came, he would feed them with bread from heaven.Â â¦ It had even become a fixed belief that the Messiah, when He came, would signalize His advent by a repetition of this stupendous miracle. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. He did something no one else could do. So regardless of the will of the religious leaders who wanted to silence Him, they were unable to carry out their will at Tabernacles. Terms in this set (28) parenchyma. She's six years old about to be seven and has blonde hair and brown eyes. Jesus, however, claimed to be from above, not having an earthly father. While serving in the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder MerrillÂ J. Bateman explained how the Son of God had âlife in himselfâ: âUnlike mortals who inherit the seeds of death from both parents, Jesus was born of a mortal mother but an immortal Father. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. ââEqual with God!âï»¿ânot that he was then reigning in glory and exaltation over all the works which their hands had made, but in the sense that he was Godâs Son, upon whom the Father had placed his own name and to whom he had given glory and honor and powerâ (The Mortal Messiah: From Bethlehem to Calvary, 4Â vols. graceabrown. Furthermore, it has reference only to the gift of the Holy Ghost not being present, since the power of the Holy Ghost was operative during the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus; otherwise no one would have received a testimony of the truths that these men taught (Matt. ââ¦ The figure used by Jesusï»¿âthat of eating His flesh and drinking His blood as typical of unqualified and absolute acceptance of Himself as the Savior of menï»¿âis of superlative import; for thereby are affirmed the divinity of His Person, and the fact of His preexistent and eternal Godship. The Father will âdrawâ us to the Saviorï»¿âto âdrawâ is to attract or to pull gently, as with âthe enticings of the Holy Spiritâ (see John 6:44; Mosiah 3:19). The peak of his popular appeal had come. How can a belief in the Resurrection give you spiritual confidence? 1 So this is really a question of “who are you?” Are you earthly or heavenly? God had established that Christ would be “seized” (or arrested) and crucified at the feast of Passover. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. By these means only may the Spirit of God become an abiding part of manâs individual being, even as the substance of the food he eats is assimilated with the tissues of his body. Elder BruceÂ R. McConkie (1915â85) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote regarding the poolâs supposed curative powers: âAny notion that an angel came down and troubled the waters, so that the first person thereafter entering them would be healed, was pure superstition. In doing the works of His Father, and being in full agreement with Him, He was “one” with the Father. [1979â81],Â 2:71). âThe Jewsâ referred to in John 7:1 are the Jewish leaders, not the Jewish public in general. a) For the last good number of lessons, I've been discussing the topic of "obedience to God in every day life". The remedy is to “believe”—to claim by faith in Christ—a new identity, so that when the soul dies, one’s identity does not die with it. First of all, He is called ‘the good Shepherd’ in John 10:11, “I am the good Shepherd.” In Hebrews 13:20-21 He is called ‘the Great Shepherd’. If you feel led to support this ministry, we deeply appreciate it, © 2021 God's Kingdom Ministries. How might you increase this flow of âliving waterâ into your life? The seeds of death received from Mary meant that He could die, but the inheritance from His Father gave Him infinite life, which meant death was a voluntary act. The feeding of the five thousand provided the opportunity for the Savior to teach that He was the Bread of Life, the source of eternal life (see John 6:35, 48). Here we see the case of a man who had died, who had been buried for four days, and who had begun to stink. Once again, the question is “who are you?”. By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. ââEqual with God!âï»¿ânot, as yet, in the infinite and eternal sense, but in the sense of being one with him, of being his natural heir, destined to receive, inherit, and possess all that the Father hath. Some go beyond the simple meaning of this by connecting ego eimi with the “I am” in Exodus 3:14, where Yahweh identifies Himself to Moses, saying, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’.” This is then taken to mean that Jesus was claiming to be the same “I AM.” This is the unitarian position taken by those who believe that Jesus is the Father Himself, essentially making Jesus to be His own Father. Water and light were used as important symbols during the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Savior used these symbols to call the people to believe in Him as the Messiah. How could you more fully eat of the âbread of lifeâ? Identify as many different witnesses of the Saviorâs divinity as you can in these verses. Jesus already had two or three witnesses to prove that He was the Messiah, and so His own claim to be “the light of the world” merely confirmed the testimony of previous witnesses. Jesus was “the only-begotten God” (John 1:18), born through Mary. One’s spiritual identity originates with the last Adam (Christ), who was made a life-giving spirit. He was the Messiah, they reasoned, and must reign as their kingâ (Mortal Messiah, 2:367â68). Eternal Truth. Learn. The curse of the law is not the law itself but is the sentence of death imposed by the law of God. When the multitude seemed likely to take Jesus by force to make Him a king, He left them and walked that night across the Sea of Galilee to His disciples (see John 6:15â21); led by Moses, Israel crossed through the Red Sea at night (see Exodus 14:21). It was while pondering John 5:29 that the Prophet Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon received the vision that became sectionÂ 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants, a vision that gave them additional understanding about the Resurrection of all mankind (see D&C 76:11â19). He taught them instead that He was the âliving breadâ and that they should seek the spiritual food He offered them. Elder JeffreyÂ R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified that Jesus came to earth to âreveal and make personal to us the true nature of His Father, our Father in Heaven.Â â¦ To come to earth with such a responsibility, to stand in place of Elohimï»¿âspeaking as He would speak, judging and serving, loving and warning, forbearing and forgiving as He would doï»¿âthis is a duty of such staggering proportions that you and I cannot comprehend such a thing. So in John 8:13 we find the Pharisees trying to find fault with Jesus for speaking and acting as though John’s witness actually meant something. Therefore, those who remain soulish will die in their sins, for such is the fate of the soul of all who claim Adam as their father. unbelief in Jesus; A greater category of sin. At the pool of Bethesda, the Savior healed a man who had âhad an infirmityâ for 38Â years, and the man was immediately made whole. The issue of this chapter is about what we can and cannot do to please God based on our efforts. If Jesus had made claims that no other had made before Him, their criticism might have had some validity. LitCharts Teacher Editions. The phrase can be literally rendered, “I am” (where “He” is implied). As Jesus taught in the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles, some Jews marveled that He could teach as He did without having studied their theology. (17-23) Christ's discourse. The Son was “sent.” The Son is not “alone.” The Son pleases the Father at all times. (23) But he still gives the "No." Of this teaching, President JamesÂ E. Faust (1920â2007) of the First Presidency said: âWe acquire a testimony of the principles of the gospel by obediently trying to live them. Thus, Jesus told the Jewish people, âFor as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himselfâ (John 5:26)â (âA Pattern for All,â Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2005,Â 75). It will not be poured out by a priest on the altar as was done at the Feast of Tabernacles; it will arise and flow miraculously from within the believer. What I want to get across here is the limits of what we can and cannot do to make a difference for God. Jesus never claimed to be both Father and Son. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” True worship worships the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit (Phil. As Jesus taught people about âthe bread of life,â He drew upon the background of His listeners. The Father shows the Son âall things that himself doeth.â The Father âraiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them [brings them to life]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.â And all people âshould honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.â Such teachings clearly testify of the complete unity between the Father and the Son. To better understand what the Savior meant by those words found in John 7:34, see the commentary for John 8:21â24. Under the law of Moses, ancient Israel celebrated three great annual pilgrimage feasts, during which many Jews traveled to Jerusalem: the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), the Feast of Harvest (Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost), and the Feast of Ingathering (Tabernacles) (see Exodus 23:14â17; Deuteronomy 16:16). 20 These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come. To ten of the disciples, Thomas being absent (John 20:19-23). As He taught near where the large golden candelabras stood during the feast, He declared, âI am the light of the worldâ (John 8:12). 6:2 when He said, “When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do.” There were some who made sure that their coins made plenty of noise so that everyone would see how much they were giving. He thinks of neither. 45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. Hezekiah Reopens the Temple, by T.Â C. Dugdale. The most renowned and anticipated ceremony of the feast was the daily procession, during which an appointed priest drew water from the pool of Siloam with a golden pitcher and poured the water into the silver basin at the base of the temple altar, along with the morning wine offering. This is an important doctrine not only for the Jews in Jesusâs day but for our time as well. Jesus told them that soon they would seek Him but not find Him, for âwhere I am, thither ye cannot comeâ (see John 7:30â34). Write. The Saviorâs lengthy reply to the Jewish elites who were opposing Him is recorded in John 5:17â47. PLAY. During the weeklong celebration, Israelites occupied booths (also called tabernacles) that they built out of palm and myrtle branches (see Leviticus 23:42â43; Nehemiah 8:14â15). âThus, when Jesus multiplied the five barley loaves and the two small fishes, it was as though the traditional sign had been given. The Saviorâs question recorded in John 5:44 teaches that as long as we are focused on what other people think about us, rather than on what God thinks about us, the development of our faith will be hampered. 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Jesusâs half-brothers urged Him to go to Jerusalem to the Feast of Tabernacles. Finding Philip, he … Celebrated in the modern months of September and October, âthe events celebrated were the sojourning of the children of Israel in the wilderness (Lev. The cure at the pool of Bethesda. The subtitle of the Book of Mormon, the clarifying purpose statement printed on the cover of every copy, is âAnother Testament of Jesus Christ.â. There is no middle ground, no room for compromise; there are no principles to compose: either Jesus is divine or he is blaspheming! In addition to being doctrinally rich, chapters 5â7 of John highlight a wide assortment of attitudes toward Jesus Christ, including some of the opposition and hostility that eventually resulted in His death. Chapter 1: Introduction to the New Testament, Chapter 8: Matthew 24â25; Joseph SmithâMatthew, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians and Colossians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians, Chapter 46: 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, Chapter 47: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, The First and Second Epistles General of Peter, The First, Second, and Third Epistles General of John and the General Epistle of Jude, Chapter 52: 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude, âChapter 23: John 5â7,â New Testament Student Manual (2018), âChapter 23,â New Testament Student Manual. John 5:19–21, 23. Then write out a plan for what you can do to strengthen your testimony of that truth. Jesus manifested God's glory through 8 miraculous signs in the gospel of John. I do not see it that way. After Jesus miraculously fed the five thousand, as recorded in John 6:3â14, the people who had been fed sought more food from Jesus. 23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. Bishop MerrillÂ J. Bateman, while serving as the Presiding Bishop, examined the personal significance that the healing at the pool of Bethesda can have for us today: âJust as the lame man at the Pool of Bethesda needed someone stronger than himself to be healed (see John 5:1â9), so we are dependent on the miracles of Christâs atonement if our souls are to be made whole from grief, sorrow, and sin.Â â¦ Through Christ, broken hearts are mended and peace replaces anxiety and sorrow.Â â¦ As Isaiah stated concerning the Savior: âSurely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.Â â¦ And with his stripes we are healedâ (Isa. We are only able to do what we do because of your support. For further information about the Saviorâs feeding of the five thousand, see the commentary for Mark 6:32â44. On the temple mount, four large golden candelabras (also called menorahs or candlesticks) illuminated the temple grounds during dances and other festivities held late into the night and early morning. Is this even a salvation issue? John 4:23 - But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. What was it at that time that elevated Him in the eyes of the people? Of this important discourse, Elder JamesÂ E. Talmage (1862â1933) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: â[The Saviorâs] reply to their charges is not confined to the question of Sabbath observance; it stands as the most comprehensive sermon in scripture on the vital subject of the relationship between the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christâ (Jesus the Christ, 3rd ed. Local worship was not yet giving way to spiritual; but a band of true worshippers was being gathered, and some were then following Him. Statements to the effect that the Holy Ghost did not come until after Jesus was resurrected must of necessity refer to that particular dispensation only, for it is abundantly clear that the Holy Ghost was operative in earlier dispensations. By going forward in faith, you will find that your faith will increaseâ (âLord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief,â Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2003,Â 22). Elder JosephÂ B. Wirthlin (1917â2008) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared: âWhen the Savior rose from the tomb, He did something no one had ever done. 24 Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins.”. You can view the recordings by clicking this banner. But those are reactions to truth, and reactions do not alter the reality of truth itself.Â â¦ Hard sayingsÂ â¦ when pondered, may make it easier to let go of the world.Â â¦. The word Bethesda can be translated as âhouse of mercyâ or âhouse of graceâ (see Bible Dictionary, âBethesdaâ). A testimony of tithing comes by paying tithing.Â â¦ I testify that if you continue in the purposeful process of searching for and accepting spiritual light, truth, and knowledge, it will surely come. âThe second Bible testament of Christ is the New Testament, which records His birth, His life, His ministry, His gospel, His Church, His Atonement, and His Resurrection, as well as the testimonies of His Apostles. Hence, all that the Son did can be attributed to the Father, just as we can say that when an army wins a battle, it is the general who is given credit for the victory, even though the general may never touch a sword but only give orders to the troops. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me. 1-John 3:4: "Everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness, for sin is lawlessness." After that, many of His disciples no longer followed Him (see John 6:26â27, 66). We should also take note of the sovereignty of God in John’s statement. In His discourse to the Jewish leaders, the Savior highlighted ways God helps people come to His Son. They contain the words of Christâ (âThe Miracle of the Holy Bible,â Ensign or Liahona, May 2007, 81â82). Priests at the temple altar. It is Jesus Christ who gives light to all. The revelation of the New Testament presented a Messiah that was quite different from what the religious leaders believed and taught. “The Son Can Do Nothing of Himself” As He continued to teach the Jews about His mission, the Savior declared that He could do “nothing of … Where the disciples were assembled: It was good that the disciples stayed together. Jesus had demonstrated that He could indeed provide for them temporally, but He was also âthat bread of lifeâ (John 6:48) who could give eternal life to those who would partake of the spiritual nourishment He now offered (see John 6:51). âThe first testament of Christ is the Bibleâs Old Testament, which predicted and prophesied of the coming of the Savior, His transcendent life, and His liberating Atonement. I've been using the expression "These chapters are not so much about our "Sunday behavior", but on how to obey God "Monday through Saturday". His words are a fulfillment of the prophecy in Zechariah 14:8 that when the Messiah comes, âliving waters shall go out from Jerusalem.â Early in the morning of the next day, which would have been the Sabbath, the Savior again returned to the temple. He was the only One who could do this, for that was the calling of the Messiah. Translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, President JosephÂ F. Smith witnessed in vision that the Savior visited the spirit world and âfrom among the righteous [spirits]Â â¦ organized his forces and appointed messengers, clothed with power and authority, and commissioned them to go forth and carry the light of the gospel to them that were in darknessâ [D&C 138:30]â (âThe Redemption of the Dead and the Testimony of Jesus,â Ensign, Nov. 2000,Â 9). As He continued to teach the Jews about His mission, the Savior declared that He could do ânothing of himself,â but rather He did what He had seen His Father do (John 5:19). Following the feeding of the five thousand, the Savior was perhaps at the height of His public popularity. In John 7:39, we read a parenthetical comment from John, explaining that the âliving waterâ the Savior mentioned in John 7:38 refers to the Holy Ghost, whose main mission is to testify of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Many who had been His disciples previously would not accept this teaching and âwalked no more with himâ (John 6:66). To read about Jesus Christ walking on the Sea of Galilee, see the commentary for Matthew 14:22â33. âFor some reason not fully explained in the scriptures, the Holy Ghost did not operate in the fulness among the Jews during the years of Jesusâ mortal sojourn (John 7:39; 16:7). But here we have an added detail, for He told them that they would die in their sin. The Jews persecuted the Savior not only because He healed a man on the Sabbath, but because He said that God was His Father (see John 5:18). It is that in our contemporary success and sophistication we too may walk away from the vitally crucial bread of eternal life; we may actually choose to be spiritually malnourished, willfully indulging in a kind of spiritual anorexia. Created by. Explain in your answer what John 6:66â69 means to you. She has the ability to see spirits and communicate with them.-Two days later. It justifies our finally being judged by the Redeemer.Â â¦. B. At times, we may need to abandon certain traditions in order to keep the laws of God. He broke the bonds of death, not only for Himself but for all who have ever livedï»¿âthe just and the unjustâ (âSunday Will Come,â Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006,Â 29). The … John 1:1 makes it clear that the Logos (“Word”) was both “with the God” (pros ton theon) and “was God” or “was a God” (theos). This link is provided solely for the user's convenience. My title for this lesson is "Special Days". After a week or two of striving to strengthen your testimony of that doctrine, write in your journal what you have learned so far. Elder BruceÂ R. McConkie explained what it meant for the Savior to be âequal with Godâ during His earthly ministry: ââEqual with God!âï»¿âawful blasphemy or awesome truth!ï»¿âone or the other. âNephi lamented the fact that so many people will not âunderstand great knowledge.â (2Â Nephi 32:7.) thou hast the words of eternal lifeâ (John 6:68). John recorded that some sought to âtake him by force, to make him a kingâ (John 6:15). When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: … Joseph was Jesus’ legal father, but He identified with His heavenly Father on the grounds that His mother had been impregnated by the Holy Spirit and not by any earthly man. 23:43) and the gathering-in of all the fruits of the year (Ex. (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. âThe Saviorâs atonement in the garden and on the cross is intimate as well as infinite. However, the Pharisees refused to believe John’s witness as well as the witness of the Father that was evident whenever Jesus performed a miracle. Amid the growing intensity of various opinions concerning Jesusâs identity and purpose, He proclaimed during the celebrations of the Feast of Tabernacles (see JohnÂ 7) that only through faithful obedience to His word could people know the truth of His identity and His teachings. Since you're out of … Yes I want to encourage all of us to make a difference for God with our lives. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins … Leviticus Chapter 23 – John Karmelich . Elder JamesÂ E. Talmage explained: âTo eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ was and is to believe in and accept Him as the literal Son of God and Savior of the world, and to obey His commandments. Hence, they had a distorted view of the Father, which was made worse by their ambition and self-interest. When the Savior visited the Nephites, He told them that He was the prophet like unto Moses referred to in Deuteronomy 18:15, 18â19 (see 3Â Nephi 20:23). that which is not of faith; Romans 14:23: "But the one who doubts is condemned if he eats because his eating is not of faith; for everything that is not of faith is sin." âAs the first Saviourï»¿âthe deliverer from Egyptian bondage,â said the Rabbis, âcaused manna to fall for Israel from heaven, so the second Saviourï»¿âthe Messiahï»¿âwill also cause manna to descend for them once moreâ [Cunningham Geikie, The Life and Words of Christ (1886), 516â17]. Jesus had been teaching in the Court of Women when the Pharisees brought to Him the woman caught in adultery. I do not believe so, for then very few would be saved indeed—all because Jesus was so obscure in His teaching. 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