The Eagle Soars - Volume 5, The Book of John, Chapters 7,
As Interpreted by William Allen LePar
This is the fifth in a series taken from William LePar's lessons on the Book of John. Mr. LePar's spiritual source, The Council, gives it their whole-hearted recommendation, "Some of the information that has come out and will come out will never be out again. Now, do you understand when we say it will never be out again, we mean in the form that it is presented, in those particular words? The truth has always been and always will be. But it is the proper construction or the proper presentation that makes the difference, that makes for the understanding and the acceptance.
"Now, at the risk of sounding egotistical, we would recommend that (Mr. LePar's) Bible class whole-heartedly, because in that then you get what is necessary, and you get it in a very clear picture without the hindrance of man's intellect."
Mr. LePar stated on many occasions that Chapter Six of the Book of John is by far the most controversial chapter in the entire Bible. Chapter Seven also provides many interesting perspectives on the life of Christ.
Some of the thoughts - "The difference between how God determines time and how man determines time."
"To accept the name of Christ, to be born again in the name of Christ means that you have accepted the teachings of Christ as true teachings and that you are going to make an effort to live your life according to those teachings. Now, unless you do that, you have not been “saved” or “born again,” or you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior."
"Verses 10 through 13, which is in some ways a cut-and-dried passage. It is not really a cut-and-dried passage, because if you take the notes covered tonight and examine yourself, these can be very enlightening verses."
"The Jews’ remarks that Christ was not educated was a criticism or accusation made against Him, and a similar accusation was made against Peter and John by the Sanhedrin in Acts 4:13. That they were uneducated is not really a true statement."
"In this, we see that some of the crowd that gathered believed in Jesus Christ, that He was the Anointed One. This belief came from the attitude: Could the Anointed One do any greater deeds than what Jesus had done, performing any greater miracles than He? They were basing their acceptance on the great miracles that Christ had worked."
"Christ proclaims His Divinity by saying, “He who believes in Me, rivers of water shall flow from his belly.” Christ waits until the last day when they have the ceremony of waters. At that moment, before the presentation, everything was silent with thousands of people waiting to hear the words of the high priest, Christ echoes out this particular statement. It is actually a messianic claim."
We, who have worked on this book, and the others in this series that will be published in the future feel that this series will become indispensable for any serious student if they are to develop a true grasp of John. (8 1/2" X 11", 89 pages, ring bound, $12.00 postage paid)
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