COME FOLLOW ME
We Have Found the Messiah
Commentary by Lynne Hilton Wilson Ph.D.
The Book of Mormon offers a second witness to John’s testimony.
This is needed as biblical scholars have debated the authorship and timing of the writing of the Gospel of John for centuries. As it stands alone in many of its ideas and prophesies, scholars find a myriad of ways to interpret it. Yet, the Book of Mormon answers much of that debate. For example, the authorship is identified by the resurrected Lord in 3 Nephi 28:6. The authorship of the Book of Revelation is given by an angel to Nephi as well (1 Nephi 14:24 – 25). Doctrines found in the Gospel of John are also confirmed in the Book of Mormon (e.g. the Godhead is defined differently the trinity, compare John 17:11 with 3 Nephi 11:27 and 36; or premortality John 1:1– 4, Rev 12:19, and Alma 13:3). I will point out these and other clarifications offered in the Book of Mormon as we study the text of John 1.