“Simple Discussion …”
John 3: 25-26a: “There arose therefore a discussion on the part of John’s disciples with a Jew about purification, and they came to John ….” The Bible translators were very kind here. John’s disciples weren’t having a discussion, they were having a heated argument. And then they tried to involve John. What did John do? He demonstrated the things we have learned in the first three days of the MDR this week. While refusing to become involved in the controversy, he gave some of the New Testament’s most sublime understanding concerning the believer’s relation to Christ. Pure doctrine shared, but without contention: that’s what we’re talking about!