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John 13:31-35

2013-04-22 — Every pronoun needs an antecedent, unless you’re Jesus.

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BIBLE PASSAGE — When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” — Fifth Sunday of Easter, Series C

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  1. Gayellen — 1694 days ago #

    I think you mean “unless you’re (as in YOU ARE) Jesus. Absolutely agree: the use of pronouns without clear antecedents actually makes for one of the big turn-offs to reading AND comprehending scripture.

  2. Bruce Klaiss — 1690 days ago #

    Perhaps John should have taken refresher English 101 back in college….

    (Well, he was the philosopher Apostle; he <i>must</i> have went to college!)

  3. Jim — 1688 days ago #

    What else was he gonna do on Patmos but take correspondence courses?

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