The security, certainty, and confidence we have as believers is in the very strength of the unity between the Father and the Son.
Believing in Jesus means much more than mere agreement or acknowledgement of Him for John states that only those who have the Son have life.
As sons of God we are freed from the wrath of God and have confidence before Him.
Brotherly love is not theoretical; it is seen in our everyday heart attitudes and actions toward one another.
The doctrinal test starts with the Holy Spirit confessing within us that Jesus Christ came in the flesh.
As a seasoned pastor and disciple of Jesus, John calls believers to hear Christ's voice, to obey the truth, and to be ready to repent.
God's own love is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit so that we might show the same self-sacrificing love to one another.
First announced in Eden, God in Christ has a cosmic program to destroy the works of the Devil; we are to take part in Christ's work to defeat all His enemies.
The knowledge of God given us by the Spirit is not mere information, but it is a relational and intimate knowledge.
Today the threat of antichrist is no less real than it was in John's day. To grasp both the Word and Spirt of God inwardly is our only safeguard against lies.
God has revealed Himself as Father. Human fathers are to reflect God's protection, provision and spiritual care toward their children.