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Did Jesus teach his Disciples anything in Secret?


KJV John 18:20

Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.



  1. Waghlis says:

    A good argument you are bringing when it comes to use personal spiritual experiences as evidences.

    Does Jesus teach you in secret ?

    And they say, “None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.” That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.” (Quran 2:11 / sahih international translation)


  2. Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible

    he spoke nothing in secret, this refers to the substance of the doctrine, which was always the same, though the form of teaching it was various; for he did not speak differently among the disciples, so as to instruct them in something different; nor did he act cunningly, as if he purposely intended to conceal from the people what he spoke to a small number of persons in the house. He could, therefore, testify with a good conscience that he had openly declared and honestly proclaimed the substance of his doctrine.


  3. John 16:12
    12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.

    Matthew Poole’s English Annotations on the Holy Bible

    Not any new articles of doctrine or faith, for, John 15:15, he had told them that he had made known unto them all things which he had heard of the Father of that nature; but some things (probably) which concerned them with reference to their office as apostles, the constitution, state, and government of the church:

    John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible

    I have yet many things to say unto you,…. Not with respect to the main doctrines of the Gospel, for everything of this kind he had made known unto them, John 15:15; but what regarded the rejection of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles, the abrogation of the Mosaic economy, and settling the Gospel church state, which were to come to pass after the death and resurrection of Christ, and the sending of the Spirit:


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