1 John 2.12-14 Part 1: Lil’ Kids

1 John 2:12–14 (NKJV) Part I 12 I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake… 13b I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father. This is one of the passages of 1 John that has confused me for years.  Why would John write this structured form?  In all my endeavors to chase this one down it seems to be an exhortation to not only the maturity levels of believers but possibly to other strata within the church. So let’s look at what he writes for each group and why. To … Continue reading 1 John 2.12-14 Part 1: Lil’ Kids

1 John 2.7-11 Lights are on…

1 John 2:7–11 (NKJV) 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But … Continue reading 1 John 2.7-11 Lights are on…

1 John 2.3-6 To truly know someone…

1 John 2:3–6 (NKJV) 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. On Facebook we have friends and acquaintances, but who really knows you, or who do you really know.  Do you have … Continue reading 1 John 2.3-6 To truly know someone…

1 John 2.1-2 Part II: Extent/Intent/Application…

Part II So in further study the possibility of other deductions have resulted.  Currently I am reading a 832 page work entitled, The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review by David L. Allen.  Also, I have been reading a variety of commentaries from my Logos Bible Software to examine 1 Jn 2:2 particularly.  So as I have been reading and studying, the theological journey becomes deeper and deeper.  With that, I will continue.  Here is our original verses 1 John 2:1-2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And … Continue reading 1 John 2.1-2 Part II: Extent/Intent/Application…