But these things are written that you may believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in His name.
(John 20:31 NKJV)
The purpose of The Gospel According to John is stated succinctly in John 20:31. It is that we believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that we can life eternally in His name. John’s eyewitness testimonies can stimulate new belief and substantiate existing belief. Either way, his writings encourage faith in Jesus as the Christ so that the believer can have eternal life.
Unlike the Synoptic Gospels that take a chronological look at Jesus’ life, John’s Gospel uses a theological approach to present Jesus as the divine Son of God. Using a series of profound vignettes in Jesus’ life, John uses seven “I am” statements to reveal significant theological truths His life so that we can know and believe. We will examine the seven “I am” statements in upcoming devotions.
My salvation does not hinge on my emotions. I have an official record. I have the Word of God: "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God:
that ye may know that ye have eternal life."
- Adrian Rogers