John's Messianic Ideas

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John was familiar with Jewish ideas regarding the Messiah. He incorporated those ideas into his Gospel. He gently brings about the idea that Jesus is that Messiah. He uses many Old Testament verses to support his theories, beliefs, and ideas. John reports the thoughts of the Jews about the expected Messiah and their reasons for not believing Jesus was that Messiah. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.