1st John Bible Study
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1st John Chapter 1
Author: 1, 2, and 3 John have been attributed to the apostle John, who also wrote the Gospel of John. The content, style and vocabulary seem to warrant the conclusion that these three epistles were addressed to the same readers as the Gospel of John.
Date of Writing: The Book of 1 John was likely written between A.D. 85-95.
Purpose of Writing: The Book of 1 John seems to be a summary that assumes the readers’ knowledge of the gospel as written by John and offers certainty for their faith in Christ. The first epistle indicates that the readers were confronted with the error of gnosticism, which became a more serious problem in the second century. As a philosophy of religion it held that matter is evil and spirit is good. The solution to the tension between these two was knowledge, or gnosis, through which man rose from the mundane to the spiritual. In the gospel message, this led to two false theories concerning the person of Christ, Docetism—regarding the human Jesus as a ghost—and Cerinthianism—making Jesus a dual personality, at times human and at times divine. The key purpose of 1 John is to set boundaries on the content of faith and to give true, obedient believers assurance of their salvation as long as they abide (obey) Jesus in righteousness.
The Word of Life
1Jn 1:1 That which was FROM THE BEGINNING (JESUS CHRIST – THE “WORD” – GOD), which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the WORD OF LIFE; (JESUS IS THE “WORD” AND ALL THAT IS WRITTEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW ARE OF HIM. HE DID NOT COME TO CHANGE ANYTHING AS “I CHANGE NOT” Malachi 3:6).
1Jn 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and WE HAVE SEEN IT, and BEAR WITNESS, and SHEW UNTO YOU ETERNAL LIFE, which was WITH the Father (PROVES SEPARATE “PERSONS”), and was manifested unto us;)
1Jn 1:3 That which we have seen and heard DECLARE WE UNTO YOU, that YE MAY ALSO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH US (REPENT BY FORSAKING SIN AND LOVING JESUS BY “KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS”): and truly our fellowship is WITH THE FATHER, and WITH HIS SON Jesus Christ. (AGAIN PROVES SEPARATE “PERSONS”. ONENESS HERETICKS BURN FOREVER).
1Jn 1:4 And these things write we unto you, THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL. (MOST ALL WILL HATE THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, BUT, CHRISTIANS STILL FISH FOR SOULS AT ALL COST UNTIL THE DAY WE DIE OR UNTIL HE RETURNS).
Walking in the Light
1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of HIM, and declare unto you, that God is LIGHT, and IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL.
1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, AND WALK IN DARKNESS (SIN), we LIE, and DO NOT THE TRUTH: (1st John 3:8 “HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL”)
1Jn 1:7 But IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, as HE IS in the LIGHT, we have FELLOWSHIP one with another, and (THEN) the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all (PAST) sin. (AND WE MUST LIVE HOLY GOING FORWARD – “SIN NO MORE LEST A WORSE THING COME UPON YOU” – JOHN 5:14).
1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin (IF WE SAY WE HAVE NEVER SINNED AND DON’T NEED JESUS AS A SAVOIUR AND LORD), we deceive ourselves, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US.
1Jn 1:9 IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS (AND FORSAKE THEM – Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth (NOT ACKNOWLEDGE) his sins shall not prosper: but whoso CONFESSETH AND FORSAKETH them shall have mercy.”), HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (GOD’S LOVE AND ETERNAL SALVATION ARE CONDITIONAL ON HOW YOU LIVE – YOU MUST “PICK UP YOUR CROSS DAILY” LUKE 9:23 – YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY YOUR “FRUIT”… BAD FRUIT (WILLFUL SIN) = HELLFIRE “HEWN DOWN” MATTHEW 7:19).
1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have (NEVER) not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO CLEANSE YOU FROM SINS YOU HAVE COMMITTED ALL YOUR LIFE – TRUE REPENTANCE IS FOUND IN 2ND CORINTHIANS 7:10-11 “FOR GODLY SORROW WORKETH REPENTANCE UNTO SALVATION”).
1st John Chapter 2
Christ Our Advocate
1Jn 2:1 “My little children (SPEAKING TO BELIEVERS), these things write I unto YOU, that YE SIN NOT (MOST SKIP OVER THE 1ST PART OF THIS VERSE WE JUST READ BUT LOVE THE 2ND PART WHICH IS VERY UNDERSTOOD. WATCH VERSES 3-6 COMING UP TO SEE THE CALL OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN TO LIVE HOLY). And IF (NOT WHEN) any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (YES, JESUS IS “THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS” BUT WATCH CLOSELY WHO THIS IS FOR, A SINNER OR A SAINT?? Romans 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his (JESUS’) blood, TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS for the remission of SINS THAT ARE PAST, through the forbearance of God”)
1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
1Jn 2:4 He that saith, I know him, AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS, IS A LIAR, and THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM. (THAT DISOBEDIENT PERSON – TO THE MORAL LAW OF GOD WHICH WAS FROM THE BEGINNING – IS UNSAVED AND WILL PERISH).
1Jn 2:5 But whoso KEEPETH HIS WORD, IN HIM verily IS THE LOVE OF GOD perfected: hereby know we that WE ARE IN HIM. (HOW IS ONE SAVED?? BY “KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS”)? NO “WORKS”?? OF COURSE THERE IS…. NOT TO “EARN” SALVATION BUT TO WORK TOGETHER WITH JESUS DOING YOUR PART AS COMMANDED OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN).
1st John 2:6 “He that saith he abideth in HIM (JESUS) ought HIMSELF ALSO SO TO WALK, even as HE (JESUS) walked.” (READ THAT OVER, AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN… YOU MUST “WALK AS JESUS WALKED” ON THIS EARTH. NO, NOT AS A GOD BUT AS A “CHRIST-LIKE” SOUL OBEDIENT TO THEIR MASTER).
The New Commandment
1Jn 2:7 Brethren, I WRITE NO NEW COMMANDMENT unto you, but AN OLD COMMANDMENT which ye had FROM THE BEGINNING. (JESUS DID NOT COME BACK TO CORRECT THE WORDS OF MOSES OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE OT… THE ENTIRE BIBLE IS “THE WORD” = JESUS AND HE CHANGES NOT). The old commandment is THE WORD which ye have heard from the beginning.
1Jn 2:8 Again, a NEW COMMANDMENT I write unto you, which thing IS TRUE IN HIM and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. (MEANING “TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER” IN AN EXEMPLIFIED WAY NOW THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT DWELLS IN EACH TRUE BELIEVER. JESUS HAS REPLACED THE OLD “SIN OFFERINGS” AND ASSOCIATED CEREMONIES WITH A “NEW WAY” AS HE BECAME THE PREFECT “SIN OFFERING”. AND, THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN ALL NT BELIEVERS.THE MORAL LAW OF GOD HOWEVER IS NOT NEW AND JUDGMENT FOR SINS IS THE SAME, ETERNAL PUNISHMENT. LUST WITH THE EYES IN THE OT WAS SIN AS IN THE NEW. Job 31:1, Proverbs 6:23-29, Matthew 5:28-29).
1Jn 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his (CHRISTIAN) brother, is in darkness even until now. (THEY HAVE NOT THE LIGHT AND WILL PERISH LEST THEY TRULY REPENT AND ABIDE IN THE VINE – JESUS. MOST WILL PERISH FOR LACK OF FINANCIAL GIVING ALONE… 1st John 3:17 “But whoso hath this world’s good, and SEETETH HIS BROTHER HAVE NEED (WHETHER IN THEIR LOCAL FELLOWSHIP OR THOSE IN THE IMPOVERISHED 3RD WORLD), and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him (DOES NOT HELP AS MUCH AS JESUS COMMANDS), how dwelleth the love of God in him?”)
1Jn 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light (ABIDES IN JESUS), and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. (A TRUE CHRISTIAN LIVES BIBLICALLY PERFECT AND HOLY NEVER STUMBLING OTHERS…INTO SIN).
1Jn 2:11 But he that HATETH HIS BROTHER is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that DARKNESS HAS BLINDED HIS EYES. (TO HATE YOUR BROTHER / NEIGHBOUR IS EXPLAINED IN LEVITICUS 19:17 “Thou shalt NOT HATE THY BROTHER in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise REBUKE (LOVE) THY NEIGHBOUR, and NOT SUFFER (ALLOW, CONDONE, EXCUSE) SIN upon him.”
SINS OF OMISSION ARE JUST AS DAMNING AS SINS OF COMMISSION. IF YOU HAVE NOT CALLED YOUR LOVED ONES, ETC OUT OF SIN THEIR BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS AND YOU WILL PERISH WITH THEM FOR BEING SILENT. EZEKIEL 33:8-9).
1Jn 2:12 I write unto you, little children (BELIEVERS OBEYING JESUS – BEING FAITHFUL), because YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN you (CONDITIONALLY… AS LONG AS YOU ABIDE / OBEY / YOU ARE THEN FORGIVEN FOR ALL PAST SINS) for his name’s sake.
1Jn 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because YE HAVE OVERCOME THE WICKED ONE I write unto you, little children, because YE HAVE KNOWN THE FATHER. (FATHERS, YOUNG MEN & LITTLE CHILDREN ALL CHRISTIAN AT DIFFERENT LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE AND MATURITY IN THE WORD).
1Jn 2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Do Not Love the World
1Jn 2:15 LOVE NOT THE WORLD, NEITHER THE THINGS IN THE WORLD (ALL IT’S GODLESS ENTERTAINMENT, IMMODEST CLOTHING, UNSAVED FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC) If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS AN ENEMY OF GOD – JAMES 4:4).
1Jn 2:16 For ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, the LUST OF THE FLESH, and the LUST OF THE EYES, and the PRIDE OF LIFE, IS NOT OF THE FATHER, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF GOD (“‘TIL THE END” OF THEIR NATURAL LIFE) abideth for ever.
Warning Concerning Antichrists
1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. ( THE “FALLING AWAY” IS HERE AND HEARTS ARE WAXING COLDER AND COLDER AGAINST CHRIST 2nd Thessalonians 2:3).
1Jn 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (THIS IS A CLASS OF PEOPLE THAT WERE NEVER SAVED IN THE 1ST PLACE, UNLIKE JUDAS, WHO JESUS CALLED A “SHEEP” AND “SENT OUT” AS AN APOSTLE WHO ULTIMATELY, BY HIS OWN FREE WILL, LEFT TRUE FAITH).
1Jn 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. (HOLY SPIRIT LED)
1Jn 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but BECAUSE YE KNOW IT, and that NO LIE IS OF THE TRUTH. (IRREGARDLESS WHO TELLS IT, EVEN IF THEY ARE THE “NICEST PEOPLE”. IF ANYONE BRINGS FALSE DOCTRINE, IN ANY AREA, THEY ARE ACCURSED – GALATIANS 1:8-9).
1Jn 2:22 Who is A LIAR but he that DENIETH THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST? He is ANTICHRIST, that denieth the Father AND the Son.
1Jn 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
1Jn 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have HEARD FROM THE BEGINNING. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall REMAIN IN YOU, YE ALSO SHALL CONTINUE in the Son, and in the Father. (HOLY LIVING IS COMMANDED)
1Jn 2:25 And this is the PROMISE that he hath promised us, even ETERNAL LIFE.
1Jn 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. (THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS IN TRUTH…THIS DOES NOT DISCOUNT THE FACT THAT JESUS COMMANDS CHRISTIANS TO “SUBMIT TO” AND TO “GIVE HONOR TO THOSE OVER YOU” AND CLEARLY STATES THAT THERE “NOT BE MANY MASTERS”. WE CAN PLAINLY SEE GOD ANOINTS TEACHERS ON THE EARTH – Hebrews 13:7-17).
Children of God
1Jn 2:28 And now, little children, ABIDE IN HIM; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and NOT BE ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT THIS COMING. (“MANY WILL SAY TO ME LORD, LORD….AND I WILL PROFESS TO THEM AWAY FROM ME YOU WORKER OF INIQUITY” Matthew 7:21-23).
1Jn 2:29 If ye know that HE IS RIGHTEOUS, ye know that EVERY ONE WHO DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM.”
(THE LAST BOOK OF THE BIBLE REITERATES THIS Revelation 22:11 “He that is UNJUST, LET HIM BE UNJUST STILL: and he which is FILTHY, LET HIM BE FILTHY STILL: and he that is RIGHTEOUS, LET HIM BE RIGHTEOUS STILL: and he that is HOLY, LET HIM BE HOLY STILL”).
1st John Chapter 3
1Jn 3:1 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. (GLORIOUS)!
1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (TRUE BELIEVERS ARE RAISED)!
1Jn 3:3 And EVERY MAN that HATH THIS HOPE IN HIM (JESUS) PURIFIETH HIMSELF, even as HE (JESUS) is pure. (LIVES HOLY – AGONIZES TO GET INTO THE KINGDOM)
1Jn 3:4 WHOSOEVER COMMITTETH SIN transgresseth also THE LAW: for SIN IS THE TRANGRESSION OF THE LAW. (THOSE WHO TRANSGRESS THE MORAL LAW OF GOD ARE SINNERS AGAINST A HOLY GOD).
1Jn 3:5 And ye know that HE (JESUS) was manifested TO TAKE AWAY OUR SINS; IN HIM THERE IS NO SIN. (IT’S ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT IF YOU WILLFULLY PRACTICE SIN YOU ARE A TRANSGRESSOR OF THE LAW).
1Jn 3:6 WHOSOEVER ABIDETH IN HIM SINNETH NOT: WHOSOEVER SINNETH HATH NOT SEEN HIM, NEITHER KNOWN HIM.
1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: HE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RIGHTEOUS, EVEN AS HE IS RIGHTEOUS. (1st John 2:6 “WALK AS JESUS WALKED”).
1Jn 3:8 HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. FOR THIS PURPOSE the Son of God was manifested, that he might DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. (THE “GOOD NEWS” IS THAT ONE CAN BE FREE FROM SIN, NOT REMAIN IN IT).
1Jn 3:9 WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN (LIVING CHRIST-LIKE FAITH); for HIS SEED remaineth in him (THE BELIEVER): and HE CANNOT SIN (WILL NEVER BE LED TO SIN BY GOD. WOE, TO THE ONES WHO FALL AWAY BY THEIR OWN LUST James 1:12-16) because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS is NOT OF GOD neither he that loveth not his brother.
Love One Another
1Jn 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1Jn 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because HIS OWN WORKS WERE EVIL, and HIS BROTHERS RIGHTEOUS.
1Jn 3:13 MARVEL NOT, my brethren, IF THE WORLD HATE YOU. (A TRUE CHRISTIAN IS HATED BY THE WORLD. ALL THE APOSTLES WERE BRUTALIZED AND ALL BUT ONE VICIOUSLY MURDERED. WHY? THEY PREACHED THE TRUE LOVE OF JESUS).
1Jn 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because WE LOVE THE BRETHREN. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
1Jn 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1Jn 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN.
1Jn 3:17 But WHOSO HATH THIS WORLD’S GOOD, AND SEETH HIS BROTHER HAVE NEED, AND SHUTTETH UP HIS BOWELS OF COMPASSION FROM HIM, HOW DWELLETH THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIM?
1Jn 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but IN DEED AND IN TRUTH.
1Jn 3:19 And HEREBY WE KNOW that WE ARE OF THE TRUTH (WE ARE TRUE OBEDIENT CHRIST-LIKE SOULS), and shall assure our hearts before him.
1Jn 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. (WE CANNOT HIDE ANYTHING FROM GOD – HE KNOW OUR EVERY THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED).
1Jn 3:21 Beloved, if our heart (CONSCIENCE) condemn us not (BELIEVERS ARE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT), then have we confidence toward God.
1Jn 3:22 And whatsoever we ask (IN OBEDIENCE ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, NOT OURS), we receive of him, BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT.
1Jn 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. (NOW LET’S DEFINE THIS IN THE VERY NEXT SENTENCE).
1Jn 3:24 And HE THAT KEEPETH HIS COMMANDMENTS DWELLETH IN HIM, AND HE IN HIM. And hereby we know that he abideth in us (THOSE WHO “KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS”), BY THE SPIRIT which he hath given us.”
1st John Chapter 4
Test the Spirits
1Jn 4:1 “Beloved, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, (BELIEVE NOT EVERYONE WHO PROFESSES CHRIST AS MOST ARE FAKE) but TRY THE SPIRITS whether they are of God: because MANY FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE INTO THE WORLD.
1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (ONE MUST NOT JUST PROFESS BUT PROVE THEY ARE HIS).
1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have OVERCOME THEM: because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, than he that is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They (FALSE CHRISTIANS INCLUDING ACCURSED MINISTERS OF SATAN) are OF THE WORLD: therefore SPEAK THEY OF THE WORLD, and THE WORLD HEARETH THEM. (SADLY, THE MAJORITY OF THE “CHURCHES” IN THE WORLD TODAY LOVE TO SIT AND LISTEN TO THEIR “PASTOR” AS HE SPEAKS THINGS THAT TICKLE THEIR EARS AND THEY WILL ALL END UP IN THE ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE. John 15:19 “the world hateth you…..” SPEAKING ABOUT TRUE CHRISTIANS).
1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us (UNDERSTAND THE ORACLES OF GOD); he that is not of God heareth not us (“FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS IS TO THEM THAT PERISH FOOLISH…”). Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
God Is Love
1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for LOVE IS OF GOD (AND THE WORLD UNDERSTANDETH NOT); and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1Jn 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for GOD IS LOVE.
1Jn 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (THOSE THAT HAVE CRUCIFIED THEIR FLESH AND ARE LIVING FOR JESUS SHALL LIVE A LIFE EVERLASTING AS LONG AS THEY “ENDURE ‘TIL THE END).
1Jn 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. (BY LIVING CHRIST-LIKE…THE DEFINITION OF “CHRISTIAN”).
1Jn 4:12 NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1Jn 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God (BY TRUE REPENTANCE “DO WORKS MEET (WORTHY) FOR REPENTANCE” Acts 26:20, Matthew 3:8), God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and HE THAT DWELLETH IN LOVE DWELLETH IN GOD, and God in him.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that WE MAY HAVE BOLDNESS IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. (IF YOU RESEMBLE JESUS HERE ON EARTH, YOU MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE ON JUDGMENT DAY).
1Jn 4:18 THERE IS NO FEAR IN (TRUE GODLY); but PERFECT LOVE CASTETH OUT FEAR: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1Jn 4:19 We love him (HOW? “IF YE LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS” – JOHN 14:15), because he first loved us.
1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother (LEVITICUS 19:17 BY NOT REBUKING SIN – PLEADING THE CAUSE OF CHRIST WHO CAME TO SET SINNERS FREE), he IS A LIAR: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
1Jn 4:21 And THIS IS THE COMMANDMENT WE HAVE FROM HIM, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
1st John Chapter 5
Overcoming the World
1Jn 5:1 “Whosoever BELIEVETH that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat (AND ACTIVE FAITH NOT JUST A MERE PROFESSION OF FAITH SO MANY HAVE) loveth him also that is begotten of him. (LOVETH THE TRUE BRETHREN).
1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when WE LOVE GOD, and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
1Jn 5:3 For THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, that we KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: and HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS. (A “NEW MAN” IN CHRIST HAS THE MIND OF CHRIST AND WANT’S NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LUSTS OF THIS WORLD).
1Jn 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God OVERCOMETH THIS WORLD: and THIS IS THE VICTORY that overcometh the world, even OUR (WORKING – TRUE) FAITH.
1Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (MANY WILL USE THIS VERSE ALONE, OUT OF CONTEXT, AND COMPLETELY NEGATE THE DOZENS OF CALLS TO HOLINESS IN 1ST JOHN ALONE).
Testimony Concerning the Son of God
1Jn 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only (BAPTISM), but by water and blood (WHICH HE SHED ON THE CROSS – John 19:34-35). And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1Jn 5:7 For THERE ARE THREE (PERSONS – OF COURSE ONE GOD) that bear record in heaven, THE FATHER, THE WORD (JESUS), and the HOLY SPIRIT: and these THREE (DISTINCT PERSONS (MALES) ARE ONE (GOD). (WE SEE AN EXAMPLE OF THIS “ONENESS” WHEN A MAN AND WOMEN JOIN AS “ONE FLESH” Genesis 2:24).
1Jn 5:8 And there are THREE that bear witness in earth, the (HOLY) Spirit, and the water (THE BAPTISM OF JESUS PROVING HE WAS THE MESSIAH), and the blood (THE SHEDDING OF THE BLOOD ON THE CROSS – REMEMBERED BY THE LORD’S SUPPER): and these three agree in ONE.
1Jn 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
1Jn 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (ONENESS PENTECOSTALS, DUALISTS, AND THE LIKE ARE HELLBOUND AS THEY DENY THE THREE IN ONE, THUS, DENYING JESUS).
1Jn 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12 He that HATH THE SON hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
That You May Know
1Jn 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
1Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, he heareth us: (“GOD DOES NOT HEAR SINNERS – JOHN 9:31).
1Jn 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
1Jn 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. (MANY INTERPRET THIS VERSE IN DIFFERENT WAYS. I WILL SIMPLY SAY THAT IF ONE SINS AND DIES A NATURAL DEATH WITHOUT PROPER REPENTANCE AND WORKS MEET (TO PROVE) REPENTANCE, THEY WILL PERISH ETERNALLY. IF THEY DO SIN AND TRULY REPENT WITH GODLY SORROW, THERE IS ROOM FOR FORGIVENESS. MANY TRY TO USE THIS AS A LICENSE TO SIN WHERE IT’S ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THROUGHOUT THE WORD OF GOD THAT JESUS CAME TO SET SINNERS FREE OF SIN TO LIVE IN COMMUNION WITH HIM, SPOTLESS, HERE ON EARTH AND FINALLY AND COMPLETELY IN HEAVEN).
1Jn 5:17 ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS SIN: and there is a sin not unto death. (WHERE WE CAN UTILIZE MATTHEW 18:18-20 IN A LOCAL BODY OF BELIEVERS, FOR EXAMPLE. WE ALSO SEE IN James 5:19-20 “BRETHREN, if any of you do ERR from the truth (ERR FROM JESUS & GO BACK TO SIN), and one CONVERT HIM (BACK AGAIN TO HOLINESS); 20 Let him know, that he which CONVERETH THE SINNER from the error of his way (FROM SIN) shall SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH (ETERNAL), and shall hide a multitude of sins.” (IF THE PERSON IS TRULY REPENTANT IN GODLY SORROW CONFESSING AND FORSAKING THE WRETCHED TRANSGRESSION, THEN THE PAST SINS ARE FORGIVEN).
1Jn 5:18 We know that WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD SINNETH NOT; but he that is begotten of God KEEPETH HIMSELF (WILL PUT FORTH HIS BEST EFFORTS AT ALL COST TO NOT DISOBEY JESUS AND KEEP HIMSELF FROM SIN. OF COURSE DIVINE ASSISTANCE FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN ALL BELIEVERS TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE), and (THEN) that wicked one toucheth him not.
1Jn 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and THE WHOLE WORLD LIES IN WICKEDNESS.
1Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that WE MAY KNOW WHAT IS TRUE, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the TRUE GOD, and ETERNAL LIFE.
1Jn 5:21 Little children, KEEP YOURSELVES FROM IDOLS (YET AGAIN, A CALL TO HOLINESS AT THE VERY END OF HIS LETTER). Amen.”