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All Articles For I John

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Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. I John 4:11-12 Beloved! What an appropriate way to address the saints of the church. This is especially true in light of what the apostle John has just emphasized. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” (v. 9). And then the next verse,...

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Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10 Wondrous cross of the Son of God! Gleaming brightly with the light of the love of God, in the universal darkness of our night of sin and death! For this is the meaning of the cross: it is the revelation of the love of God to sinners that are hopelessly lost in death and condemnation, and that could never know that God loved them were it not for the light of love shining from...

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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” I John 2:15-17 John’s first epistle emphasizes the truth of the antithesis, the spiritual separation that exists between light and...

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My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advo­cate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. I John 2:1, 2 My little children! The apostle John uses an address that literally means “offspring.” It is derived from a word that means “to bring forth or to produce.” He has been inspired to proclaim the Word of God through which we were called out of darkness...

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It is of the utmost importance for the correct un­derstanding of I John 2:12-14 that close attention be paid to the exact wording of it. We will, therefore, quote this passage in full. It reads as follows: “I write you children because your sins are forgiven for His Name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the evil one.

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There is a fundamental truth of Scripture which must ever be kept in mind, shall we rightly understand the Word of God and rightly divide it. I refer, of course, to the fact that there are a two-fold people in the world: the children of God and the children of the devil. This we read in I John 3:10, “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. God has put enmity between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, when he preached and revealed the first gospel, the Protevangel, to...

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Holy and Canonical “We receive all these books, and these only, as holy and canonical . . .” This is a statement of the faith of the church and its members concerning “these books,” that is, concerning the books mentioned in the preceding article. In Article III is the doctrine of the inspiration of the Scriptures. In Article IV is the list of the canonical books. In the present article is the statement of our faith with respect to these books that constitute the inspired Scriptures of the Old and of the New Testament. In the first place, we acknowledge...

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