A Profound Preface

Artwork for Living Right in a Wrong World

1 John appears to be a simple letter but is one of the most challenging of all the New Testament letters. Furthermore, it is complicated from the very beginning.

The first four verses, which serve as a preface to the letter, represent a grammatical knot. John may have on the surface seemed like a simple-hearted follower of Jesus, but as we go deeper into the letter, we see that what he wrote was profound.