"We Testify": A Key to Understanding the Ministry of Jesus
In-depth study of John 3:11 in the context of the Nicodemus dialogue. What does Jesus mean by "We testify to what we have seen" and how does it impact our understanding of His ministry?
Jesus told Nicodemus, "I tell you the truth, we testify about what we have seen" (John 3:11). Who is the 'we' of this verse, and what does it tell us about the ministry of both Jesus and John the Baptizer? Here is a careful examination of the entire Nicodemus dialogue, focusing on the pivotal change Jesus makes from 'I' to 'we.' Seven possible interpretations are considered, with the contextual evidence presented for understanding 'we' as referring to Jesus and John the Baptizer. But what had they seen and what is the significance of their testimony? Get this in-depth study, replete with 76 sources and 66 detailed footnotes. 47 pages. 554Kb.