This reblogs a post that is part of a series that is a commentary on 1st, 2n, and 3r John. Since I can be rather scatterbrained, I dart back and forth between the different things I enjoy and find interesting. Therefore, this was posted back in April, and I am just now getting back to it.
Why would I go back to this series? When we read John 3:16, we can find that verse bewildering. God did what? Fortunately, John had more to say. His epistles help us to understand just how much God loves us, and they also help to understand who we can trust to instruct us Christian doctrine.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:7-10
We are now beginning the central core of this letter, and this core runs from verse 7 to the end of this chapter. It is not only the central core of the letter, but it is also the central core of Christian theology. All of those comparisons at the beginning of the letter, and all of the discussion of evil, antichrists and the testing of spirits comes…
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