The Biblical Theology of Johannine Soteriology

1.            Man’s Condition – Unbelief and Evil

12:37: “But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him.”

7:7: “The world hateth me, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.”

8:44; “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.”

2.             Eternal Life as a Gift

17:2: “Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.”

12:40: “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted.”

5:21: “Even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.”

3.            Substitionary Atonement

10:15: “I lay down my life for the sheep.”

13:1: “having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.”

4.            Sovereign Grace

6:36: “All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me.”

6:39: “that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing.”

6:45: “every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.”

6:44,65: “No man can come unto me, except the Father draw him/ it were given unto him of my Father.”

17:2: “Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.”

5.            Effectual Grace

10:29: “no man shall pluck them”

17:24: “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory.”

18:9: “Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.”

6.            Necessity of Faith

7:17: “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of my myself.”; John 4:10: “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water”

6:29: What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent

7.              The Order of Salvation

a.           6:40: “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day” – – responsibility: “And this is the Father’s will of him that hath sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life.”

b.             6:44: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” — responsibility: “Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father cometh unto me” (6:45).

c.              6:65: Therefore, said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father — responsibility: Will ye also go away? Lord to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life (6:68).

d.            The necessity of regeneration (3:3,5-8) and the way of faith (3:15-21,36)

8.            The Connection Between Self-revelation and Faith

a.            I am the bread of life (John 6:35,48). He that cometh to me shall never hunger

b.            I am the light of the world (8:12; 9:5). He that followeth me.

c.            I am the door (10:7,9). By me if any man enter in, he shall be saved

d.            I am the good shepherd (10:11,14). My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

e.            I am the resurrection and the life (11:25). he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.

f.              am the way, the truth, and the life (14:6). No man cometh unto the Father but by me.

g.             I am the vine (15:1,5). He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.

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One Comment on “The Biblical Theology of Johannine Soteriology”

  1. Ayodeji Akerele says:

    it is God’s hand on you to reacg the world by your wonderful discovery of God’s revelational truth. i like what you are doing.


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