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John the brother of James.  What do we know about John, except that all believes that he is the author of the Gospel of John.

This is a great mystery.  I will only uncover the tip, as to reveal it all would take many days and countless words that could not fill the pages of this world.

Let us begin by knowing the truth. 

Mark 1:19:

And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

Mark 3:17:

And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

Matthew 10:2:

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Mark 5:37:

And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

In those verses we can truly see that indeed, John is James older brother.  This we can proclaim as truth, and the world will agree with me thus far.

Now for the truth. 

Mark 6:3:

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

Matthew 13:55:

Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Matthew 27:56:

Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

If we say we believe in the Word of God, then we must believe in the truth that is written here.  We can see that John, being James brother is also Mary’s son.  We also know that John was the carpenter’s son which was Joseph.  We also know that John is the Zebedee's children and we can draw a connection to this "Mary", which is the virgin Mary.  From the scriptures, we also know that John, who was also known as Jesus was teaching in the synagogues on the Sabbath as it is written below.


2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.


Here we know that John was the one preaching in the synagogue, who is called "Jesus", again, being the brother of James, and the son of Mary.

This is not to nullify the scriptures, for they are truth, but to show you the Son of God, who then manifested from the Father unto the world, who then took the place of John and died on the cross for our sins.  For we know that in the Gospel of John, we know that John was also sent from God to testify of the light, for he was not that true light, but all men through him might believe.  See, all men through John might believe in the true light.

Several secrets revealed in these verses:

Ephesians 2:15:

Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

Ephesians 4:16:

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

This here reveals God perfection.

In this last verse:

Galatians 1:19:

But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

This here even Paul confessed that James was the Lord’s brother, this speak concerning John, who believed that he was sent first.  And rightly so, John was sent from God to prepare the way, to testify of the true light, that all might believe through him.

There are so many clues throughout, and I can tell you, that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.  In the Gospel of John, we can see that the Son of God said you must be born of "water" and "spirit" to enter into the kingdom of God, and when the Son of God was crucified, when pierced, you can see water and blood pouring out.

You must also understand that God is light.  God does not abide in darkness, therefore, how can we imagine that God was born in a womb in darkness, from a vessel of sin?

Now when Christ came into the world, being the better and greater, would manifest from God our Father, not born of a child into the world, thus inheriting the sins of Adam and Eve.  But when the Son of God was manifested into the world, declared by the Father, then we can see that in the Son of God, there is no sin and God is perfect.