This short letter from the apostle John to a dear friend is about loving one another. We may say we have love for our Christian brothers and sisters, but true love comes only when we are fully committed to the God of love, the creator of love. When we claim loyalty to him, we learn to love as he loves - unconditionally and faithfully.
John , one of the 12 disciples of Jesus.
1:1 This letter is from John the elder.
It is written to the chosen lady and to her children, whom I love in the truth, as does everyone else who know God's truth - 1:2 the truth that lives in us and will be in our hearts forever.
Live in the Truth
This is not a new commandment, but one we had from the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
Many deceivers have gone out into the world. They do not believe that Jesus Christ came to earth in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. Watch out, so that you do not lose the prize for which we have been working so hard. Be diligent so that you will receive your full reward. For if you wander beyond the teaching of Christ, you will not have fellowship with God. But if you continue in the teaching of Christ, you will have fellowship with both the Father and the Son.
We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!