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Verses of John 2

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John 2:23 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, What influence the sight of our Saviour's miracles had upon many of the common people, They believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did; that is, they were convinced by the works which our Saviour wrought that he came from God, and what he said and did was really true, and no imposture. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men. Our Saviour did not, and would not trust them who yet believed on his name.

Thence note, That a naked assent to the history of the gospel is not sufficient to entitle us to saving faith. We may assent to the truth of all that we find there, and yet be far from the kingdom of God.

Saving faith implies more than the assent of the understanding to the truths of the gospel. We cannot believe or disbelieve what we please, but must needs assent to what is evident to our understanding; so that it is possible for a man to assent to the truth of Christianity and yet remain in a state of of damnation.

If he doth not embrace it as good, as well as assent to it as true; if our faith be not the parent and principle of obedience; if our belief doth not influence our practice; though we pass for believers amongst men, we are no better than unbelievers in the account of Christ.

If we believe Jesus to be the true Messiah, and do not receive him in all his office; if we commit ourselves to his saving mercy, but do not submit ourselves to his ruling power; if we desire him for our Saviour, but disown him for our sovereign; if we expect salvation by him, and do not yield subjection to him; we put a cheat upon ourselves: for he only believes as he should, that lives as he does believe.

Verses of John 2

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John 2:23 - The Greek Testament

John 2:23 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 2:23 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 2:23 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 2:23 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 2:23 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 2:23 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 2:23 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 2:23 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 2:23 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 2:23 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:23 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 2:23 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:23 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 2:23 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 2:23 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 2:23 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

John 2:23 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 2:23 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 2:23 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 2:23 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 2:23 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 2:23 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:23 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 2:23 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 2:23 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 2:23 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 2:23 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 2:23 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 2:23 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 2:23 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 2:23 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 2:23 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 2:23 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 2:23 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 2:23 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 2:23 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 2:23 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 2:23 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 2:23 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 2:23 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 2:23 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 2:23 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament