An ex-girlfriend once sent me a card. She wrote on the envelope, “To my space cadet.” Naturally enough, she meant it in the nicest possible way!
I was talking to someone the other day, who was not a Christian as such, but who was well familiar with the Gospels, who described John as a “space cadet”. That struck me as very apt! Absolutely, the Gospel of John is “space cadet” material. It’s completely mind-blowing, in fact. And, naturally enough, my favourite Gospel!
Here are some very apt words from the Gospel of John the Space Cadet.
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you… If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you… because they do not know Him who sent Me.” (NKJV)
“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them.” (NKJV)
“I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.” (NKJV)
“Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” (NKJV)