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Intolerance in John

  1. People are damned or saved depending only on what they believe. 3:18, 36

  2. The "wrath of God" is on all unbelievers. 3:36

  3. John, with his usual anti-Semitism, says that the Jews persecuted Jesus and "sought to slay him." 5:16, 18

  4. John says that Jesus "would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him." 7:1

  5. No one could speak openly about Jesus "for fear of the Jews." 7:13

  6. If you don't believe in Jesus, you will "die in your sins" (and then go to hell). 8:24

  7. Jesus calls his opponents (the Jews) the sons of the devil. 8:44

  8. "Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him." 10:31

  9. Once again, "the Jews" are accused of trying to kill Jesus. 11:8

  10. If you don't believe in Jesus you are going to hell. 12:48

  11. Jesus is the only way to heaven. All other religions lead to hell. 14:6

  12. John blames the Jews for the death of Jesus. 19:7, 12, 14-15

  13. "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father."
    If you follow Jesus' teachings, God will love you -- otherwise... well, you know. 14:21

  14. Those who do not believe in Jesus will be cast into a fire to be burned. 15:6

  15. Now that Jesus has come, non-believers have no excuse for not believing in him. 15:22

  16. "I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me."
    Jesus only prays for people who believe in him. Everyone else can go to hell. 17:9

  17. "For fear of the Jews"
    You've got to watch out for Jews wherever you go. 19:38

  18. John, with his usual anti-Semitism, says that the disciples hid in locked room "for fear of the Jews." 20:19