Is there a disparity between the Old and New Testaments on the doctrine of the invisibility of God? This article considers the evidence, suggesting to take seriously the Old Testament statements that God can be seen, and to reconsider what the New Testament passages (e.g., John 1:18, John 5:37, 1 John 4:12) claim when they refer to God's invisibility.
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.
This article is a Bible study on 1 John 4:20-21.
This article is a Bible study on 1 John 4:7-16.
This article is a Bible study on 1 John 4:1-6.
In the book of 1 John, the apostle John points out much about the character of God to the Christians to whom he is writing. He has taught them that God is Light, He is Spirit, He is eternal. He is a Father. But perhaps the most clear picture he gives of God is that God is love. The article discusses the meaning of 1 John 4:7-21.
A deeply distressed father sat for two weeks in a pediatric ICU, watching his three-year-old son slowly die. During those two weeks he read through, quite surprisingly, a book on the Gospel. He later wrote to me, “I want to say to you the Gospel really is for real life.” This article is about sin and the forgiveness of sin.