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…a Bible student's notes…

1 John – a very, deep, meaty letter …

I’m not going to lead ya’ll into a deep study of this very meaty book – although, I believe I finally have a grasp of this book that has become so precious to me.  I LOVE this letter! 

However, back in March I read a newsletter from Blue Letter Bible about this book that I had not picked up on and want to share it with you.  I am not copying it word for word, but desire to acknowledge where I got it:  http://www.khouse.org/enews_cat/.   There are 7 contrasts in 1 John:

  1. The light vs. the darkness
  2. The Father vs. the world
  3. Christ vs the antichrist
  4. Good works vs. evil works
  5. Holy Spirit vs. error
  6. Love vs. pious pretence
  7. The God-born vs. others

There are also 7 tests  – you find them!

7 traits of the born again

7 reasons why this epistle was written

7 tests of honesty and reality

7 tests of behaviors and attitudes “if we say……”

THERE ARE ONLY 6 LIARS – God’s number for “mankind.”  – and, antichrist

And this author compares Hosea with 1 John and especially this verse in Hosea 4:1  “Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.”

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April 5, 2011 - Posted by | Exact Truth, Learning to read - accurately, Newsy News & Random Thoughts

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