❾-50%}Saint John the Apostle. In the Fourth Gospel, ascribed by early tradition to John and known formally as The Gospel According to John, the sons of Zebedee are mentioned only once, as being at the shores of the Sea of Tiberias when the risen Lord appeared. John is traditionally held to be the author of five books of the New Testament, including the Gospel of John. Archived from the original on 26 January However, in modern times several different authors are often suggested for these works. John and his brother, together with St. It is God who calls; human beings answer. He was instrumental in the conversion of St. He also asked for a favored position in Jesus' kingdom. It is said John was banished in the late 1st century, during the reign of the Emperor Domitian, after being plunged into boiling oil in Rome and suffering no injuries. History of Christianity. Because John experienced the unconditional love of Jesus firsthand, he preached that love in his gospel and letters. John, the disciple of the Lord, going to bathe at Ephesus, and perceiving Cerinthus within, rushed out of the bath-house without bathing, exclaiming, "Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus , the enemy of the truth, is within. Copyright Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited. Subscribe today. John was the only one of the Twelve Apostles who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion.