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John 20:30-31 So You May Believe

Getting to the heart of the matter

John is winding down his story of Jesus. He wants to make sure his reader understands why he wrote this account. He is believed to be the latest to pen his account of the four gospels. So why didn’t he just let the others speak for Jesus? Why did he think it important to throw his two cents in?

The first reason John wrote was because the Holy Spirit prompted him to. I believe he had the same burning that Jeremiah refers to: “But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it” (Jeremiah 20:9). John can’t hold it in. He HAS to write. Read more »