John 21:22-23 Commentary: Did the Apostle John Die?

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 “If I want Him to remain alive until I return, what is that to You?”–Did John the Disciple Die?

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Did John the disciple die? John 21:22-23 Commentary: Summary and Highlights

In the following commentary on John 21:22-23, Jesus says, “If I want him [the Apostle John] to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?[1]  According to church tradition, John the apostle died sometime at the end of the first centuryDid John the disciple die before Christ returned?  Is Jesus talking about the second coming or something else?  In A.D. 66 two first century Roman historians recorded a miraculous event that appears to be Jesus Christ in the presence of a multitude of angels in the sky.  This miracle appears to be the return that Jesus promised that John would see.  Jesus also made other appearances throughout the course of the Jewish War and shortly thereafter the totality of which LITERALLY fulfill every detail of every prophecy concerning the second coming.  What did John see?  For the incredible evidence see the following commentary on John 21:22-23.

The following may seem unbelievable.  However, all information is taken from unbiased historical records and is easily verifiable.  Sources listed at the end.

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An artistic depiction of the army in the clouds in A.D. 66.

 “If I want Him to remain alive until I return, what is that to You?”–Did John the Disciple Die?

22 Jesus answered, “If I want him [the Apostle John] to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 23 Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”

Did the Apostle John Die? John 21:22-23 CommentaryJesus made several Miraculous Appearances in the First Century.  These Various Appearances of Christ during and shortly after the Jewish War are a Climatic Exemplification and Fulfillment of All the Ways in which God appeared to People in the Bible. They also Literally Fulfill Every Prophecy on the Second Coming.

During the Jewish War and the death of the lawless one, Jesus made several miraculous appearances.  These various appearances of Christ during and shortly after the Jewish War are a climatic exemplification and fulfillment of seemingly all the various ways in which God appeared to people in the Old and New Testaments. They also seem to literally fulfill every detail of every prophecy concerning the parousia or second coming. See Historical Evidence that Jesus was LITERALLY SEEN in the Clouds in the First Century.    

 

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Interested in THE PRETERIST VIEW OF ESCHATOLOGY, or are you a PRETERIST struggling with a prophecy or verse?  It DID happen just like the Bible says!  If you liked this essay, see PRETERIST BIBLE COMMENTARY for a detailed explanation of the FULFILLMENT OF ALL MAJOR END TIME PROPHECIES IN THE BIBLE. The more unbelievable the prophecy, the more amazing and miraculous the fulfillment!

Also see Historical Evidence that Jesus was LITERALLY SEEN in the Clouds in the First Century. For an explanation of how the end of the age and its fulfillment during the Jewish War mirror Genesis 1-3; how the Bible teaches that the resurrection of the dead is a resurrection of heavenly bodies to heaven, not a resurrection of perfected earthly bodies; and how the resurrection is a mirror opposite of the fall see How the Jewish War and Resurrection to Heaven Mirror Genesis and the Fall; and How Preterism fixes the Age of the Earth Problem and unravels the Mysteries in Genesis.

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[1] John 21:22.

John 21:22-23 Commentary: “If I want Him to remain alive until I return, what is that to You?”–Did John the Disciple Die?: Conclusion

In the above commentary on John 21:22-23, Jesus says, “If I want him [the Apostle John] to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”  Having died sometime at the end of the first century, John the apostle did see Christ return before his death.  

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John 21:22-23 Commentary: Did the Apostle John Die?