The Gospel of John is a masterpiece of theological history. Its authenticity and textual reliability are outstanding. Negative criticism of the book usually stems from its “otherness” relative to the synoptic gospels. “It is obvious to the most casual reader that John has features which are strikingly different from the synoptic gospels” (Guthrie, 248). As this introduction will seek to demonstrate, the Gospel of John stands wonderfully tall as a glorious work of inspired Scripture, inerrant and infallible—the word of God.