The essay on John 1-12 developed the hypothesis that it was God’s original plan for science to emerge in Alexandria before the time of Christ. This hypothesis is developed further in the essay on John 13-17. One can see throughout John 1-12 that Jesus would have had a far more receptive audience if his listeners had known about scientific thought. John 13 to 17 describes the plan of salvation that can be implemented if one combines a biblical description of incarnation with an understanding of science.
In John 1-12, Jesus performed the steps that were necessary to descend fully from heaven to earth as an incarnation. In John 13-17, Jesus describes steps that could not be carried out at that time but eventually will be implemented during the second half of the book of Revelation.If one approaches John 13-17 from this perspective and builds upon what John says in the book of Revelation as well as in the letter of 1 John, then the following eschatology emerges:
Scientific thought will be extended to construct a rational concept of God and incarnation. This extension will be rejected by the mindset of Judas, and have to contend with the three denials of Peter, but will lead eventually to what I call the theoretical return of Jesus. This theoretical return will open spiritual doors, making it possible to develop what could be referred to as spiritual technology. This will challenge the existing worldview, leading to a major backlash from the ‘dragon and the two beasts’. This persecution will force spiritual technology to expand to become a new culture of spiritually-based existence. As this new culture grows, people will start to glimpse the ultimate reality that lies behind physical reality. This will culminate in the ‘great white throne’, leading to the fulfillment of all the prophecies made by Daniel in the prophecy of the 70 weeks.
I have posted an 85 page essay on John 13-17.