John ( Son of
Introduction to Biographical Study
â The biographical study is based on John, the son
â He played a crucial role to strengthen the
concept of church in Christianity.
â A number of crucial aspects of his life have
been captured here (Saint John the Apostle,
â Even though certain elements relating to Johnâs
life have remained obscure, this study would
shed light on his contribution to Christianity.
Historical facts of John
â John had three brothers and all of them were involved
in the fishing business.
â He moved to Ephesus after Jerusalem was destructed in
70 AD by the Romans.
â In Ephesus, John pastured a church. There he advised
many people who later on became believers of Jesus
Christ (History of John the Disciple of Jesus, 2018).
â Throughout his life, he built numerous churches in Asia
to spread the word of Christ.
Life with Jesus
â He was one of Jesusâ 12 apostles who played a vital
role by accompanying him on the ministry.
â John along with his brother James was given the name
âBoanergesâ by Jesus. It means the âsons of thunderâ.
â In the gospels, John has been portrayed to be an
important individual who was regarded to be close to
Jesus Christ (John the Apostle: Profile and Biography,
What did John do?
â As per the gospels, John was an important figure
among the apostles.
â He is said to have been present at Jesus Christâs
transfiguration and at the âGarden of Gethsemaneâ prior
to the arrest of Christ.
â Paul has said that John was a âpillarâ of the church in
â Johnâs contribution to Christianity has been immense.
Importance of John
â John is believed to be a vital figure for Christianity.
â This is because he is believed to have written the
âFourth Gospelâ, 3 cancellation letters and the book of
Revelation (John the Apostle: Profile and Biography,
â Johnâs stature for the historic Christianity has helped to
strengthen the belief of the current generation.
â John must have had a special bond with the
Lord as his character has been highlighted
numerous times in the Bible.
â The views that have been presented by him
seem to be applicable to the readers of the
current times (Saint John the Apostle, 2018).
â He was aware of the doubts that would arise
in peopleâs mind and accordingly structured
â The âEpistlesâ of John targets a wide range of
Part of Jesusâ ministry
â John went on to be one of the members of
the three disciples of Jesus Christ.
â He was able to witness a number of events
that took place in Jesus Christâs ministry.
â John is known for his high degree of loyalty
and faith towards Jesus.
â Out of the 12 Apostle, he alone stood with
Jesus at his Cross (John the Apostle, 2018).
â He played a leadership role in the earliest
â The biographical study assesses Johnâs contribution to
church and the Christianity concept.
â He has been recognized to be a real saint in all the
â His life, work and other elements that have shaped the
Christianity concept have been captured here.
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