The author asks this crucial question in the face of a lot of false teachings about the identity of Christ. With reference to 1 John 4:1-6, believers are encouraged to distinguish between the testimony of the Spirit of God (who speaks the truth about Christ) and false claims and teachings of the ungodly.
In this article, the love for God shown by those who were beheaded for their faith is compared to the selfish kind of love that Christians tend to live out today. The article therefore encourages us to lay down our lives for others by way of showing the love of Christ. In this reflection 1 John 3:16-18 is instrumental.
This chapter provides an exposition of 1 John 1:1-4.
This chapter presents an exegesis and exposition of 1 John 1:1-4.
This chapter forms an introduction to 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. Introductory matters addressed include the relationship of the letters to the gospel, the chronology of the letters, rhetoric and the opposition, settings and purposes of 1–3 John, the letters in relationship to one another, the relationship of the letters to ancient letters, authorship, date, and place of composition.