3 John

The Bible – New Testament 3 John The Third Letter of John preserves a brief glimpse into the problems of missionary activity and local autonomy in the early church. In contrast to the other two letters of John, this work was addressed to a specific individual, Gaius. This letter is less theological in content and… Continue reading 3 John

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2 John

The Bible – New Testament 2 John Written in response to similar problems, the Second and Third Letters of John are of the same length, perhaps determined by the practical consideration of the writing space on one piece of papyrus. In each letter the writer calls himself “the Presbyter,” and their common authorship is further… Continue reading 2 John

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1 John – Chapter 5

The Bible – New Testament 1 John Index 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Chapter 5 1 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the father loves (also) the one begotten by him. 2 In this way we know that we love the children of God when… Continue reading 1 John – Chapter 5

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1 John – Chapter 4

The Bible – New Testament 1 John Index   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Chapter 4 1 1 Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can know the Spirit of God:… Continue reading 1 John – Chapter 4

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1 John – Chapter 3

The Bible – New Testament 1 John Index 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Chapter 3 1 1 See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved,… Continue reading 1 John – Chapter 3

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1 John – Chapter 2

The Bible – New Testament 1 John Index 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.   Chapter 2 1 My children, 1 I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. 2 He is expiation for our sins, and… Continue reading 1 John – Chapter 2

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1 John – Chapter 1

The Bible – New Testament 1 John Index   1. 2. 3. 4. 5.  Chapter 1 1 1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life –  2 for the life was made visible; we… Continue reading 1 John – Chapter 1

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1 John – Introduction

The Bible – New Testament 1 John Index  1. 2. 3. 4. 5.  Introduction Early Christian tradition identified this work as a letter of John the apostle. Because of its resemblance to the fourth gospel in style, vocabulary, and ideas, it is generally agreed that both works are the product of the same school of… Continue reading 1 John – Introduction

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