In a confusing world filled with signs pointing us down different roads of philosophies and religions, can we be sure we've placed our feet on the right path?
How do we sift and sort truth from error? Do we all have to be biblical scholars in order to avoid falling into deception and error? And how do we respond to error?
Because John had “seen it all,” this old gentleman was able to offer some elementary rules all of us would be wise to hear and obey.
Though almost at the century mark, John continued to be known for his Christlike life and love.
In the first two chapters, John was kind and gracious with his readers. Then, however, John got down to brass tacks.
See how clearly 1 John 2:15-18 describes the disturbing realities of our times, and discover how to navigate our way.
We struggle with the same conflict John wrote of in his first letter: the battle between truth and error, between orthodoxy and heresy.
John is urging his readers to think and plan ahead: to realize that the Lord's return is an inescapable reality which we can face with assurance, not shame.
God sees and knows our shortcomings. And that is why we daily need His undeserved favour—grace. In spite of us, His infinite love is unconditional. Our relationship to God is not based on our perfection, but on Christ’s.
From 1 John 2:1–2, Pastor Chuck Swindoll defines Jesus’ role as our representative. Unlike a typical go-between, however, Jesus loves us with an everlasting love because He personally paid all our debts.