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What Does John Mean by Knowing God in 1 John, Part 4

Joy in fellowship cannot exist unless several things happen. First, error about Jesus must be excluded. This is why John tackles the Docetic error right off the bat by putting forth the fact that Jesus was alive and well and walked among people as a Person Himself. He was not a ghost, a phantom, or a theophany. He was a real human being who suffered in His humanity to perfect us via the atonement. Moreover, if we stop to consider it, Jesus was tempted in all ways as we are during His earthly life (Hebrews 4:15), yet remained sinless. He was fully human and experienced hunger, fatigue, and many other aspects of being human. Yet, in spite of all these things, He remained sinless and was, at the end, able to offer Himself as a perfect sacrifice for our sins, and did so.

Continue Reading January 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM


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