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Geneva Notes/ Commentary on John 20:19-31

From the Geneva Notes.

Joh 20:19
20:19 {5} Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of
the week, when the {f} doors were shut where the disciples
were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood
in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you.

(5) Christ, in that he presents himself before his disciples
suddenly through his divine power, when the gates were
shut, fully assures them both of his resurrection, and also
of their apostleship, inspiring them with the Holy Spirit
who is the director of the ministry of the Gospel.
(f) Either the doors opened to him of their own accord, or
the very walls themselves were a passage to him.

Joh 20:23
20:23 {6} Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto
them; [and] whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are
retained.

(6) The publishing of the forgiveness of sins by faith in
Christ, and the setting forth and proclaiming the wrath of
God in retaining the sins of the unbelievers, is the sum of
the preaching of the gospel.

Joh 20:24
20:24 {7} But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not
with them when Jesus came.

(7) Christ draws out of the unbelief of Thomas a certain and
sure testimony of his resurrection.

Joh 20:29
20:29 {8} Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen
me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not
seen, and [yet] have believed.

(8) True faith depends upon the mouth of God, and not upon the
eyes of the flesh.

Joh 20:30
20:30 {9} And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence
of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

(9) To believe in Christ, the Son of God and our only saviour,
is the goal of the doctrine of the gospel, and especially
of the true account of the resurrection.

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