The Gospel of John is very distinct from the other three Gospels. It starts out very poetic and really hones in on the divinity of Jesus. Instantaneously, we get an image of Jesus next to, or around God the father in some sort of picturesque heaven. Like something out of the Sistine Chapel. John’s Gospel differs from the other synoptic gospels because of divine language used in the Gospel. Jesus is not just a prophet but of God and fully God.
We see another example of this in verse 14. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” With words like “dwelling among us” hints towards that Jesus comes from something divine and will one day return from where we came. This is unlike Matthew’s Gospel where it starts with the genealogy of Jesus, which clearly is relates to more of Jesus’ human side. John’s Gospel is what makes Jesus so special. If Jesus were only human Christianity wouldn’t exist. It is his divinity which leads to his resurrection and which gives hope to all believers.
-Mike Sims, Class of 2018