John had two purposes for writing the Gospel of John

Gospel of John's two PurposesAs we study John 20:30-31 we find that the two ‘that’ words introduce John’s clear purpose for the Gospel of John. The *first* is so that we might believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. This faith is not man-originated. It comes from God.  How or what we believe shapes our lives.

The *second* ‘that’ clause shows the result of right believing. “That they may have life in His Name.’ This speaks of the quality of one’s life. As we believe, our life will be changed. We will experience a real changed life.

Lots of questions about Christianity arise today. John is throughout this book relentlessly qualifying what real believing in Christ means as well as what quality of life that should issue forth from that belief.