This will keep you from falling away (Jn 16:1-16:1)

“I have said

These things

To you

In order to

To keep you

From falling away.”

Ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν ἵνα μὴ σκανδαλισθῆτε.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that he had said these things to them (Ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν) to keep them from falling away or being scandalized (ἵνα μὴ σκανδαλισθῆτε).  There must have been some fear that a few of the disciples and apostles who followed Jesus would be discouraged or disappointed at his death.  Jesus warned them that he had told them ahead of time that some things might not be great.  Have you ever thought about falling away from Jesus?

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