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LOVING GOD AND OTHER PEOPLE IN A CYNICAL WORLD

Loving God and other people in a cynical world

This is perhaps one of the most difficult articles I ever had to write because John is dealing with much sin and hatred in the early church. If a Christian reads 1 John 3: 9-19 and does not squirm and struggle with these verses something is wrong somewhere. As this writing progresses you will see exactly what I mean.

In verse nine the Apostle mentions three times that we are born of God and two times that sin is not in that nature. One out of the three times he uses the term ... "His seed remaineth in him." ... but this is just another way to describe our born again position before God through His Son Jesus Christ. There were many farmers in that day so he wanted to bring this message to their world so they understood what he (the Apostle John) was saying to them.  

In verse ten John is basically saying that if we are true Christians we will be living a righteous life and of course John goes on to say you heard this message from th…

ABIDING IN JESUS CHRIST, LIVING HOLY AND THE RAPTURE!

Abiding in Jesus Christ, living holy and the rapture


God the Father has bestowed a strong matter of love toward us as His children because this is part of our adoption as children of God through His Son Jesus Christ. It is the delight of God to call us His sons. We are to love God because this is a two way relationship but that is not what the Apostle John is keying on here in this passage.
We can not comprehend how much Jesus Christ loves us but I can say this is the main reason the world does not recognize us because they do not know Jesus Christ Himself. They may understand us as the carpenter, the hairdresser or the single Mom but not as a born again Christian. Read through this article and I will explain what I mean.
In this passage John talks about the rapture of the church. He says it does not yet appear what we shall be (unless of course you died, went to heaven and were brought back to life as a believer in Jesus Christ) but when He does appear we shall be like Him and see Jesus…

BASIC BIBLICAL PRECEPTS WITH HOLY SPIRIT GUIDANCE!

Basic biblical precepts with Holy Spirit guidance



This is a very interesting study because the Apostle John delves into different realms but they tie in with each other based on the backdrop of the subject regarding seduction. One of the verses is not very complicated but very difficult to break down in simple terms. There is another verse that is one of the most popular verses in the Bible but it is almost always taken out of context.

In verse 24 John mentions the word " That " twice. I would agree it is an extremely simple word but powerful because the Apostle is urging them to go back to the simple for a variety of reasons. At the end of verse 24 a true Christian is defined in biblical terms.

I will be going over 1 John 2: 24-29. I must confess this is one of the most difficult articles I ever wrote because John puts together two subjects that are the same yet different.The key is to understand the progression so we can follow the order and stay strong in Jesus Christ.

In ver…

WHO IS TRUE AND WHO IS FALSE

Who is true and who is false?


The Apostle John referred to his readers as "Little children" and you will see why as this article progresses.He reminded them it was the last days on several occasions. John told them the antichrist is coming on the world stage but he was far more concerned with all the mini antichrists that opposed the kingdom of Christ. In this particular context they left the Christ centered fellowships because they were pretending to be Christians. The Apostle reminded them that they were the ones that had an unction from the holy one with knowledge. Since they knew the truth they had the advantage in winning this battle because there is no lie in the truth. They were denying that Jesus is the Christ and as a result the Apostle John defined them as liars. These particular people were denying the Father and the Son. If anybody denies Jesus Christ they are denying the Father but those that acknowledge Jesus Christ have the favor of God the Father.

(18) "Li…

REJECTING JESUS CHRIST OR EMBRACING JESUS CHRIST

Rejecting Jesus Christ or embracing Jesus Christ 
If you are a Christian your sins have been forgiven through Jesus Christ for His name's sake. John in this particular passage speaks to the mature Christians and commends them for overcoming the wicked one because they truly knew the Father. The Apostle also writes to young Christians. He does mention their strength but really keys on their steadfast practice of abiding in Jesus Christ and overcoming the devil. I suppose if there were one overriding message John is trying to portray is if you love this world the love of the Father is not in you. I will be going over 1 John 2:12-17 and it is true that verse 16 is one of the most popular verses in the Bible but not necessarily the most applicable in this passage. The world and lust will pass away but ... "He that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:17.  (12) "I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake. (…

THE BLESSING OF LOVE AND THE WARNING OF HATE!

The blessing of love and the warning of hate

The Apostle John starts out talking about an old commandment which is love. He urges Christians to walk through life with the true light shining through our spirit who is Jesus Christ Himself. He warns people in two out of five verses to watch out for people that have the spirit of hate in them especially those who say they are walking in the light. John does give the good news of believers in Jesus Christ who are walking in love but he also gives the end result of those who are living a life of darkness. (7) "Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. (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. (9) He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. (10) He that love…