Browsing articles in "Epistle of St. John"
Jan
12
2014

The Piety And Hospitality Of Gaius

3 John 1-4 He commendeth Gaius for his piety, The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren come and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children […]

Jan
12
2014

Persevere In Christian Love And Belief

2 John 1-7 He exhorteth a certain honourable matron, with her children, to persevere in Christian love and belief, The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from […]

Jan
12
2014

Second Epistle Of John

This short Epistle, and that which follows, being written, neither to any church by name, nor to the churches at large, but to private persons, had probably been kept for a considerable time in the possession of the families to whom they were orignally sent, and were not discovered till long after the Apostle’s decease, and after the death of the persons to whom they had been addressed.  When first discovered, all theimmediate vouchers for […]

Jan
12
2014

There Are Three That Bear Record In Heaven, The Father, The Word, And The Holy Ghost

Chapter V          I John 1-2 He that loveth God loveth his children, and keepeth his commandments, Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3-8 which to the faithful are light, and not grievous, For this is […]

Jan
12
2014

How To Try The Spirits

Chapter IV      I John 1-6 He warneth them not to believe all teachers, who boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the rules of the catholic faith, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh of God: And […]

Jan
12
2014

Marvel Not If The World Hate You

Chapter III       I John 1-2 He declareth the singular love of God towards us, in making us his sons, Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, […]

Jan
12
2014

The Darkness Is Past, And The True Light Now Shineth

Chapter II       I John 1-2 He comforteth them against the sins of infirmity, My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.  And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our’s only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3-8 Rightly to know God is to keep his commandments, And […]

Jan
12
2014

Christ Our Advocate With The Father

Chapter I      I John 1-4 He describeth the person of Christ, in whom we have eternal life, by communion with God, That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was […]

Jan
11
2014

The First Epistle General Of John

Though the name of St. John is not affixed to this Epistle, yet it has been received without hesitation as the genuine production of that Apostle from the earliest period of the Christian church; and the similarity of sentiment and expression between it and the Gospel, is a full confirmation of the truth of this opinion.  With respect to the date of this Epistle, there is a considerable diversity of opinion; some placing it, with […]