John 7:1–13

Dr. Sproul points out in this section that John's parenthetical comment that "even His brothers did not believe Him" shows that living with Jesus, they had not come to faith yet. This text obviously mitigates against the perpetual virginity of Mary. We find out that His brothers were looking for a secular deliverer. We are confronted today with the prosperity gospel, "name it and claim it" faith that treats Jesus as a magician, when all He guaranteed forgiveness, reconciliation, and eternal life.