Introduction: 1 John is the first of the Apostle John's three New Testament letters or epistles. It teaches us how to live confidently in Christ in these precarious and perilous times.
1 John 1:9 — The only sin God will not forgive is the one you will not confess.
1 John 2:2 — If Christ had sinned, His death would have been His punishment rather than our propitiation.
1 John 2:22 — To profess to believe in God, but not in Jesus Christ, is to prove oneself a lying antichrist.
1 John 2:22 — Contrary to popular opinion, Christ-rejecting Muslims prove themselves lying antichrists when they claim to worship the same God as Christians.
1 John 2:22 — Contrary to popular opinion, Christ-rejecting Jews prove themselves to be lying antichrists when they claim to worship the same God as Christians.
1 John 2:23 — To deny Jesus Christ—God the Son—is to deny God the Father.
1 John 2:23 — To acknowledge Jesus Christ—God the Son—is to acknowledge God the Father.
1 John 3:5 — To die for sinful men God had to first become a man and live a sin-free life.
1 John 3:5 — Christ was was able to take away our sins because of the absence of any sin in Him.
1 John 4:18 — The realization of God's perfect love for us rids us of the fear of God's punishment of us. For us to be perfected by God requires us to be perfectly persuaded of God's perfect love for us.
1 John 5:13 — The purpose of Scripture—the written Word of God—is to get us to God's Son—the Living Word of God—so that we may be given and guaranteed eternal life.
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