7567 - Kept by Jesus

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We are approaching the end of our study of 1 John. As John brings his letter to a close he gives three final affirmations, then concludes with an exhortation.

Today we will consider the first of these three affirmations. 1 John 5:18 tells us, “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.”

“We know”; these words express the idea of the Greek, that we have positive, absolute knowledge. There can be no doubt. The thought of this verse as well as the next two, represent a final, authoritative summary statement of the truths that have been shared and reviewed in these five chapters. John wants every believer who reads this letter to have a positive, forever assurance regarding the riches that the Christian has by abiding in Christ and having Him live in and through each Christian.

Now, what’s the content of this first assurance? No less than the truth that anyone born of God does not continue to sin.
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