John, a Jew and one of Jesus’ closest disciples, wrote down his account of the gospel so that “you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). He writes this message for all people, both Jew and Gentile.
This Gospel was probably written at the end of the first century, probably between 80 and 90 AD. It contains a lot of information that is unique to only John, while omitting some stories that appear in each of the other three Gospels. Where the four Gospels do overlap is in Jesus’ final week, the crucifixion and resurrection.
The most famous verse of this Gospel and possibly the entire Bible comes during a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, on of the religious leaders of Jerusalem.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
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