January 04, 2010 Filed in: Bible Study
With this study we enter chapter 5 of the First Letter of John. Verse 1 says, “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves his child as well.”
John begins this chapter with another truth designed to cut the rug out from under the false teachers. The Greeks were famous for stressing the use of intellect. These false teachers had trouble accepting the spiritual dimension regarding Jesus. They denied the deity of Jesus and rejected the truth that He was the anointed One of Old Testament prophesy.
John boldly speaks that Jesus is the Christ and that everyone who believes this truth is born of God. This is a statement of faith and not intellect. There is no evidence to be gained by experiment or observation, which proves that Jesus is the Christ to the intellect.
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