When writers write about anything, they add a little of their ideas, opinions, suggestions, etc. The disciple whom Jesus loved was added in by John in his epistles. None of the other gospels writers, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, mention anything about the disciple whom Jesus loved in their epistles. However, they probably added some of their ideas, opinions, and suggestions.
To say the disciple whom Jesus loved would be implying Jesus did not love the other disciples, and that is absurd even to think that way. Saying that would be the same as saying the people who Jesus loved, which means he does not love everyone; who among us would like to be one of the people Jesus does not love? Now think about that for a while.
Someone trying to portray themselves as knowledgeable about Jesus and the Bible wrote that John is the disciple whom Jesus loved. John himself never wrote that he was the disciple Jesus loved, although he implied, he was.
If anyone knew Jesus, they would see that it is not Jesus’s nature to love one person and not another; what kind of Jesus would he be if he did something like that? Jesus is all about loving everyone; there is not a single person on earth whom Jesus does not love; he still loves you even though you are a sinner.
Perhaps John had a reason for writing those words in his epistle, maybe he was trying to make a point, or perhaps he wanted to make some people jealous; whatever the reason was, I hope it served its purpose. I do not think portraying Jesus as someone who did not love others was a good idea.
While discussing our old friend John from the bible, let us bring up something very dear to Jesus that John somehow overlooked. Jesus was very heavy into loving your neighbors, Matthew, Mark, and Luke wrote about it in their epistles, but unfortunately, John forgot to mention it.
Matthew 22:39 NIV – And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
Mark 12:31 NIV – The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself; There is no commandment greater than these.
Luke 10:27 NIV – He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.
John did not mention any of the above verses in his epistle, but he wrote about the disciple Jesus loved. Oddly, the other three disciples reported that Jesus said to love your neighbors, which means love everyone, when Jesus himself did not love all of the disciples, according to John.
There is nothing men can do, write, or say that does not have some faults, mistakes, and inaccuracies. So why is it when it comes to the bible? We think there are no faults, errors, or inaccuracies in it when we know that man did write the bible.
Some people are hesitant to become Christians because bible preachers and teachers will not explain the inaccuracies in the bible. They seem afraid to think when asked about it; when those questions arise, they are like birds sticking their heads into the ground.
If you are being paid to preach and teach the bible, you should do it correctly. For instance, there are two different versions of who carried Jesus’s cross to Golgotha in the bible; how do you explain that to the people who have their eternity at stake here? Please do not tell them something stupid; like you have to accept it.
by: Ron S.