The Gospel Of John Is One Of The Four Gospels Within The New Testament

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The Gospel of John is one of the four gospels within the New Testament. Throughout the Gospel there are many themes that are apparent. Many of the themes are associated with Jesus and him being deemed as the “son of God.” Within the New Testament there are reoccurring themes such as love, power, and sacrifice, but specifically in the Gospel of John, there are eternal life and dualism. The main focus however for this gospel is eternal life of Jesus. Dualism is a term meaning opposites and that of two parts. In this gospel there are many two parts, but two that stick out are lightness and darkness. Within the primary source readings, two quotes exemplified the idea of Jesus and the lightness that he brings. One quote stated, “"I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness” (12:46), while the other quote being, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (1:4) These two quotes are reasons that Jesus is the light within every man that follows him. Jesus is the light of the world and within him there are many reasons to follow his path and way of life. The dualism within the Gospel of John and within following Jesus path of life into lightness rather than darkness is not the first time that there has been dualism within popular scholarly texts. Around the date 380 BC, the Allegory of the Cave which was featured in The Republic by Plato also mentions lightness and darkness. The darkness in the Allegory of the Cave can be
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