BY LES GOSLING The purpose of the Gospel of John is made plain in Jn 20:30,31. Many Christians read these statements of John and fail to appreciate the eternal security which accompanies eternal life. "And many other signs truly did Yeshua in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book, but these are written that you might believe that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through his name." Bearing in mind that John essentially wrote to encourage the brethren, consider the following statements of Our Lord which he recorded for our benefit. You will notice, however, that the plain unqualified statements of Yeshua have been altered by us (by adding italics to the text in question) in order to illustrate how we tend to impose our theological views on Messiah's own thoughtform. "For God so loved the world that he gave his uniquely begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the church but that the church through him should be saved" (Jn 3:16,17). "All that the Father gives me shall come to me if they exercise their freedom of choice positively, and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out unless he has committed the unpardonable sin" (Jn 6:37). "And this is the Father's will who has sent me, that of all he has given me I should not lose many but should raise some of them up again at the last day. And this is the wishful thinking of the Father that every one that sees the Son, and believes on him will probably have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day if he measures up" (Jn 6:39,40). "The sheep, those that are mine, hear my voice and I know them and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal life, not now but later, and they shall never perish except it be in the lake of fire from sinful behaviour, neither shall any snatch them out of my hand except by their own choice. My Father who has given them to me is greater than all apart from the devil, and no man is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand, unless the person who does so is demonically inspired" (Jn 10:27-29). "Yeshua said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die unless he disqualifies himself from eternal life and dies eternally in hell fire which is the second death. Believe you this?" (Jn 11:25,26). "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all unto me in the church as long as this does not include the rebellious" (Jn 12:32). "And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not. For I came not to condemn the church but to save the church" (Jn 12:47). As we have already stated a simple perusal of the above Scriptures in any version or translation will show immediately that the words in bold italics do not appear in the original. They have been added to reflect the ordinary Christian mindset with Catholic or Protestant grooming. Coming from Judaism, one is not confused by the direct, simple assertions of Yeshua in his recorded words in the holy Bible. Those converted to Christianity from a churchianity background very often have immense difficulty erasing false ideas as the Spirit re-educates the mind. (Read again what the prophet Jeremiah said in the quote on page 1 of this Exposition. "The Gentiles...shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies" from the teachings of priest, minister and missionary alike (Jer 16:19-21). It is time to learn to thoroughly appreciate the eternal life we now (at this Moment) possess, through the personal guarantee of none other than the Archetypal Man -- the Creator and Redeemer, Yeshua the Messiah.