BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (January 14, 2020)

Verse of the Day (January 14, 2020) #BMSeminary – This is a third class conditional sentence which meant potential action. This is another example of John quoting the statements of the false teachers in order to make a point (cf. 1Jn 1:6; 1Jn 1:8; 1Jn 1:10; 1Jn 2:4; 1Jn 2:6). This literary technique is called diatribe (cf. Malachi, Romans, and James). Our lifestyle love clearly reveals whether we are Christians (cf. Mar 12:28-34). Conflict is possible, but settled hatred is not (present tense). John calls several “supposed” believers liars (cf. 1Jn 2:4; 1Jn 2:22; 1Jn 4:20). John also states that those who preach false truths make God a liar (cf. 1Jn 1:6; 1Jn 1:10; 1Jn 5:10). There surely are self-deceived religionists! This verse summarizes the chapter! Love is the non-counterfeitable evidence of a true believer. Hate is the evidence of a child of the evil one. The false teachers were dividing the flock and causing conflict. (You Can Understand the Bible by Dr. Bob Utley)


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