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1 John’s Purpose Statement [conclusion]

I’ve been arguing that the purpose of the book of 1 John is not to give tests by which believers may be assured of their genuine salvation, but rather that the readers may enjoy intimate fellowship with God just as … Continue reading

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Theological Implications of John’s Purpose Statement

It is important to note not only the theological grounds for the interpretation of First John 5:13 as John’s purpose statement, but also its implications. If John is giving tests by which one determines the presence of salvation, then faith … Continue reading

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1 John’s Purpose Statement

Many have assumed that the purpose statement of First John is to be found near the end of John’s epistle. The pertinent verse reads, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God … Continue reading

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To Whom Was 1st John Written?

An important key to interpreting and understanding the book of First John is in establishing who the recipients of the epistle were. It is vital to understand that John is writing this epistle to believers who know they are believers, … Continue reading

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Purpose of 1 John

My first paid post is up on Patreon: “There is a great deal of discussion about whether the apostle John wrote his first epistle in order to provide his readers with tests for salvation, or tests for genuine fellowship with … Continue reading

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Changes Ahead!

Greetings, long-lost readers! I know I have dropped off the map… in fact, you may have not even noticed, but it’s been over a year since my last post (trust me, I’d like that to change)! Since we last talked, … Continue reading

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