New Testament Responses to John, Hebrews, and Corinthians

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First topic: John 1:1-18 Pre-mortal life and the human spark of divinity. The unknown writer of the book of John was writing in context of the culture he lived in. John is very different from the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, and Luke in story emphasis. According to An Introduction To The New Testament, (Boring) the first passage of John, Chapter 1:1-18 was a hymn of the Johannine community of believers of the time. The plot in this story is simple, the Word, attributed as Jesus Christ, helps God to create our world, he then obtains mortal life and while containing that essential spark of divinity, he generously passes on the ability for us to receive our own divine spark, thus making us children of God as well. He then returns to the world where God the creator lives with Wisdom, who was also with God in the beginning before creation. The Word and Wisdom both share in the divine spark; admonishing us, the children of earth to take heed and to believe so that we may obtain that essential divine spark. Wisdoms words to the people echo the writer of John, “for whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord…”, (Proverbs 8:35-36) What we may today think of as ambiguous could very well have been plain and simple to the readers of the book then The beginning

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