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JOHN 1

 

Verse 1 states that John, as one of the original disciples, was an eyewitness.

John does not mention his own name in his writings.

 

The style, language and thought of the epistles agree with that of the gospel, but whereas the keyword of the gospel might well be 'believe', in the epistles the keyword is 'know'.

It has been called 'The Epistle of Certainties.'

Long before John wrote his letters, tow outstanding figures of the Old Testament proclaimed their 'knowledge' of Yahweh:

'I know that my Redeemer liveth.' said Job.

'Marvelous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well' testified David.

'I know Whom I have believed...' said Paul.

 

Many places in John are missing the deeper translation and  message of practicing the example of Christ.

Practice is an act, actively doing good or evil.

These truths will come to light with further observation of the verses that contain this definition in the original writings and that have been neglected or erased in the KJV.

 

G4160  poieō, a verb: Used in two general senses, make and do.

A. make, produce, create, bring into existence, invent, bring about, cause   

B. do,  practice, to be doing, act, operate

G4238  prassō

A primary verb; to “practice”, that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.

 

The original Greek will be referred to often, to clarify and expound on the innocent and deliberate mistakes of translation.

 

1John 1:1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon (observed), and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

John 1:1,14

1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the most beloved of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Revelation 1:1-2

1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:

2  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew (announce) unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

 1:3  That which we have seen and heard declare (announce) we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Yahshua Christ.

 1:4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

John 16:24 ...ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

1John 3:11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

2Corinthians 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Verse 6 is the first place in 1 John where the fullness of the correct translation is avoided by the translators. 'Do'. The last part should read, '...we lie and we do not practice the truth.'

 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin (guilt).

1Corinthians 6:11  And such (sinners) were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Prince Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

So stop claiming that your “saved”. This is not a scriptural teaching. Salvation does not come by your own declaration.

 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful (trustworthy) and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Sincerely confess our sins. The present cleansing is not for future errors. Our faith (allegiance) is an ongoing thing. Some ask for forgiveness every night, eager to start the next day practicing His example.

 1:10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

By this self admission of being “saved”, the person is putting themselves into the position of complete, fulfilled, errorless and ready for “the rapture”. By practicing this empty statement, we make Him a liar, because Christ has not returned yet. Sin still exists, and you 'practice' it everyday.

Unrepentant sinners have no communion with Yahweh.

 

 

1John 2:1  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:  (Heb 7:25)

 2:2  And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

2  And He is a propitiation on behalf of our errors; yet not for ours only but for the whole Society.

Romans 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

The Bible is the book of the generations of Adam, only Adamkind, the white race, has ever produced a Society. The only people that create society with law.

 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

3  And by this we may know that we know Him, if we would keep His commandments.

 2:4  He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

This sounds like today's “churches”, which teach that the law has been “done away with”.

 2:5  But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.

 2:6  He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.

 2:7  Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

 2:8  Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

8  ...because the darkness passes by and the true light already shines:

It's a new commandment because we should have known and followed it all along. Christ had to remind us.

Matthew 22:39  ...Thou shalt love thy neighbour (kinsmen) as thyself.

 2:9  He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

 2:10  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling (offense) in him.

 2:11  But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

 2:12  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake.

Children are not held accountable until they reach an age of accountability.

 2:13  I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

Luke 24:47  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name (Yahshua-God saves) among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

All nations of the Adamic race, beginning with the 'elect' of the race, the children of Israel. The city on the hill. The light of the society. The righteous seed of Abraham. Us.

 2:14  I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

 2:15  Love not the world (society), neither the things that are in the world (society). If any man love the world (society), the love of the Father is not in him.

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this society: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Matthew 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (wealth, society).  (Eph 2:2, James 4:4, 2 Pet 1:4)

 2:16  For all that is in the world (society), the lust (desires) of the flesh, and the lust (desires) of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world (society).

 2:17  And the world (society) passeth away, and the lust (desire) thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

'Doeth' is another place where it should be emphasized with the correct translation 'practice'.

Verses 1-17 are speaking to Israelites. Children of Jacob. Pure, unmixed anglo-saxons.

Verses 18-29 are now talking about the children of Esau, race mixed Edomites (Jews).

 2:18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

18  Little children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the Antichrist comes, even now many Antichrists have been born, from which we know that it is the last hour.

 2:19  They (the many antichrists from verse 18) went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

The Sephardic branch of Jews are of the seed of Abraham through Esau. Esau despised his birthright and took strange wives (from a mixed race of Canaanites). These acts disqualified Esau and his descendants of claiming the family of Yahweh, which is unmixed. Throughout history, the Israelites were always followed by the descendants of Cain and Esau. Hence verse 19.

Deuteronomy 13:13  Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;

Revelation 2:9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews (Judaeans), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews (Judaeans), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

The Jews claim to be the Israel of the Bible. Scripture shows otherwise.

The word 'Jew' in the scriptures is a deliberate mistranslation from the word 'Judaean'. Israelites and Canaanites and Edomites lived in Judaea.

 2:20  But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

20  Yet you have an anointing from the Holy One and you know all.

 2:21  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

True Israel knows the truth, and it is the seed of Israel that are the Anointed.

 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  (2 John 7)

The Jews are famous for denying Christ. Why do you think they hide behind walls in Palestine? Why do you get arrested if you try to convert a Jew in Palestine?

 2:23  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

23  Each denying the Son has not the Father either; he being in agreement with the Son also has the Father.

John 15:23  He that hateth Me hateth My Father also.

The Pharisees and Sadducees (Edomite Jews) hated Christ and murdered Him.

 2:24  Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

The OT. The prophecies and promises. The NT, the Word (Greek: logos = plan) in the flesh, Christ.

 2:25  And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life.

John 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

To know with understanding. “Just believing” is not knowing with understanding, if you truly understood, you would not be “just believing”.

 2:26  These things have I written unto you concerning them (antichrists) that seduce you.

 2:27  But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.

It's in our DNA (Spirit), we must follow His example.

 2:28  And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed (dishonored) before Him at His coming.

 2:29  If ye know that He is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of Him.

Another deliberate avoidance of 'practice'. We must practice righteousness. “Belief” is not practice.

Acts 22:14  And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee (Israelites), that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth.

The gospel is the filter by which the children of Yahweh were to be distinguished at that time from the other peoples (Canaanites/Edomites).

The gospel was the message of redemption to both houses of Israel. The Judaeans of the house of Judah, and the dispersed of the house of Israel (wrongly “Gentiles”). All the children of Israel under the New Covenant.

This gospel message set the stage for His people (the anglo-saxon nations of Israel) to settle the white nations of the world, which included the Reformation, and ultimately regather here in America.  America is in Bible prophecy.

 

 

1John 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons (children) of God: therefore the world (society) knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.

 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons (children) of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.

Isaiah 56:5  Even unto them will I give in Mine house and within My walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

Romans 8:14-15,18

14  For as many as are led by the Spirit (DNA) of God, they are the sons of God.

15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of the position of Sons, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory (honor) which shall be revealed in us.

2Corinthians 4:17  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Acts 17:28  For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

Literal seed, DNA. The “churches” teach that you can become a child of God's. The scriptures teach that if you are a pure Adamite, you are born a child of God's, with a duty to 'practice' and imitate the example of the most beloved Son of Yahweh, Prince Yahshua.

 3:3  And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.

 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

4  Each who is practicing wrongdoing also practices lawlessness, and wrongdoing is lawlessness.

Verse 4 Is another mistranslation of the word for 'practice'.

This is not talking about the everyday sinner, for we all sin everyday. It is speaking about those who actively 'practice' wrongdoing and lawlessness.

 3:5  And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.

 3:6  Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.

 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

Another verse lacking 'practice'. Christ didn't just do the will of Yahweh, as if it were a chore on a checklist,  He 'practiced' it, His whole life.

 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

And another verse mistranslating 'practice'.

The children of the Devil don't just commit sin, they 'practice' it.

Matthew 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;  (see 39-43 too)

John 8:44  Ye (Edomite Pharisees) are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do (practice). He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

What are some of the 'practices' of children of darkness? Drugs, porn, gambling, Hollywood,  Communism, Liberalism, Judaism, etc.

 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

This verse is loaded. 'Commit' should be 'practice'.

A 'seed' that remaineth is a seed that can still produce 'kind after kind'. This is a racial statement in verse 9.

If you are a pure seed, and practice righteousness, obviously you are born of Yahweh.

 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

'doeth' should be 'practice'.

Yahweh's children did not create porn, gambling, and the other abominations that the Devil's seed practice. They were shown these things and tempted by them. Joining with them by 'practicing' these evils instead of resisting them.

Where do you think LSD is manufactured? In that den of vipers called Palestine. Should I mention sex trafficking too?

 3:11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 3:12  Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

 3:13  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world (society) hate you.

 3:14  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

By loving our brethren, we pass from death unto life. As a result, this is a sign of preservation.

 3:15  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

 3:16  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

16  By this we know love: that He has laid down His life on our behalf, and we are obliged to lay down our lives on behalf of the brethren.

 3:17  But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

17  Now who would have the substance of Society and should see his brother having need and shut off his affections from him? How does the love of Yahweh abide in him?

Deuteronomy 15:7  If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which Yahweh thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:

Luke 3:11  He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

 3:18  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

But the “churches” teach to “just believe”!

Ezekiel 33:31  And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as My people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Talking about you pork eating antinomians!

 3:19  And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.

 3:20  For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

 3:21  Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward (openness with) God.

 3:22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do (practice) those things that are pleasing in His sight.

Psalm 34:15  The eyes of Yahweh are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.

 3:23  And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

 3:24  And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.

John 14:15  If ye love Me, keep My commandments.

John 14:23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.

Last time I checked, this is all being taught well after Christ died. The law is still in effect.

 

 

1John 4:1  Beloved, believe (trust) not every spirit, but try (scrutinize) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (society).

Matthew 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

This goes for those closest to you as well, your preacher, your parents, friends. Anyone can be deceived and repeat that deception ignorantly. Today's “churches” are a perfect example.

 4:2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world (society).

'spirit' is italicized, meaning it was added.

This properly reads, '...and this is the Antichrist,...'

The antichrist is anyone who is not with Christ. The “churches” teach about the antichrist, as if there is only one.

 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them (antichrists): because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world (society).

Ephesians 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world (society), according to the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

The spirit of the antichrist works it's deception in children of Yahweh that don't practice righteousness.

 4:5  They (antichrists) are of the world (society): therefore speak they of the world (society), and the world (society) heareth them.

John 15:19  If ye (children of Israel) were of the world, the world would love it's own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you (children of Jacob) out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

 4:6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

John 10:27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:

Only the children of Israel are referred to as His sheep.

 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

 4:8  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

 4:9  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world (society), that we might live through Him.

Christ was the 'most beloved Son', not the only one.

Hebrews 11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

Abraham had other sons, with Hagar and Ketura.

All Adamites are Yahweh's children.

Yahweh loved Christ the most, because Christ loved Him the most by allegiance (faith). We should strive to match our big brother's love and allegiance.

 4:10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

John 15:16  Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained (elected) you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.

Romans 5:8  But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 4:11  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought (are obliged) also to love one another.

Matthew 18:33  Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

 4:12  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.

 4:13  Hereby know we that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit.

 4:14  And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

14  And we witnessed and we testify that the Father sent the Son, Savior of Society.

John 3:17  For God sent not His Son into the world (society) to condemn the world; but that the world (society) through Him might be saved.

 4:15  Whosoever shall confess (profess) that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  (Rom 10:9)

 4:16  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

 4:17  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness (freespokenness) in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world (society).

James 2:13  For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

 4:18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 4:19  We love Him, because He first loved us.

 4:20  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

 4:21  And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Matthew 22:37-39

37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38  This is the first and great commandment.

39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour (brother) as thyself.

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Follow this one commandment and you follow them all. Christ was the perfect model of this.

 

 

1John 5:1  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.

1  Each believing that Yahshua is the Christ has been born from of Yahweh, and each loving He who engendered loves he having been engendered by Him.

 5:2  By this we know that we (should) love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments.

 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous (burdensome).

 5:4  For whatsoever is born (engendered) of God overcometh the world (society): and this is the victory that overcometh the world (society), even our faith (allegiance).

John 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world (society) ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (society).

So can you if you imitate His example.

 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world (society), but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

1Corinthians 15:57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Prince Jesus Christ.

Not by “just believing” but 'practicing' righteousness. By keeping His commandments.

 5:6  This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

This tells us that we of the Spirit (Adamites) are born by water (birth sac) and by blood (DNA).

“Born again”, is a mistranslation of 'born from above'. Christ came into this world through child birth, from above, into the race of Adam, which bears the DNA (Spirit) of our Father.

 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

7  For there are three bearing witness, 8  the Spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are in One.

The underlined of verses 7-8 are not in any manuscripts predating the 5th century. The Catholics added it to support their Trinitarian doctrine.

John 10:30  I and My Father are one.

 5:9  If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.

John 8:17-18

17  It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

18  I am one that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.

 5:10  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son.

Romans 8:16  The Spirit (DNA) itself beareth witness with our spirit (DNA), that we are the children of God:

 5:11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

1John 2:25  And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life.

The children of God bears His DNA (Spirit). Only the race of Adam can claim this.

 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

 5:13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

The name represents the family. This family represents the Spirit, which represents the DNA of His people. Christ's name is Yahshua. Yah-God Shua-saves. God saves His children that remain pure and practice righteousness.

 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:

 5:15  And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions (requests) that we desired of Him.

 5:16  If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask (pray), and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

16  If one should see his brother committing an error not resulting in death, he shall ask and he shall give life to him, to those doing wrong not resulting in death. There is an error resulting in death. I do not speak concerning that, that one should ask (pray)!

 5:17  All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

17  All wrongdoing is injustice, yet there is wrongdoing not resulting in death.

Yahweh can forgive our errors, but He cannot forgive the product of race mixing.

Miscegenation, or race mixing, brings the death of our race. When we race mix, we fail to produce Yahweh's children. This produces broken cisterns unable to hold the Spirit (DNA).

Yahweh created the horse and the donkey, but not the mule.

 5:18  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world (society) lieth in wickedness.

'lieth in the power of the Evil One.'

 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

 

 

JOHN 1 – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE

Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of John 1.

The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.

 

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The book of 1stJohn is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). It is written by the Disciple/Apostle John around 85-95 A.D. probably from Ephesus. The key personalities are the Apostles Peter and Paul. Its purpose was to warn about the increasing threat of false teachings and to reassure Christians of their faith and love in Jesus Christ.

It was written to combat false teachings that had to do with the denial that Jesus had a genuine human body (1:1). This Gnostic view of matter as being evil led to two responses, asceticism or licentiousness. He very clearly writes to give the true tests of a true Christian. These tests also contradicted the Gnostic licentious approach to Christianity. He gives several means to measure the reality of one’s conversion experience.

•    Chapters 1-2, John reassures believers explaining, “God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1:5). This also means He is of pure DNA and not mixed DNA. He wrote that if sins were confessed He would cleanse them, because Jesus is the propitiation for “the whole world” (2:2). Christ is propitiation for the race of Adam, who has His DNA. Because John was aware of the continuing attack of false teachings, he then urged believers not to love and follow after the world (society) because it was not of the Father, and would ultimately pass away. Discernment is necessary to thwart the constant attacks of heresy.

•    In chapters 3-4, He teaches about the love of God and that through His love He sent Jesus, “To destroy the works of the devil” (3:8). Therefore, believers should love each other not only with words but also, “in deed and truth” (3:18), as Jesus commanded.

•    Chapter 5, John exhorts Christians to live by faith (allegiance) because through our faith (allegiance) in Christ we overcome the wickedness of the world (society). In addition, John writes one of the most powerful and assuring statements concerning the work of Jesus on the cross, “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life” (vs. 13). John wanted all believers to know 100%, that because of their faith (allegiance) and trust in Jesus Christ they would spend all of eternity with Him.

 

 

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Who wrote the book?

The author of this epistle never identified himself by name, but Christians since the beginning of the church have considered this letter authoritative, believing it was written by John the apostle. That group of witnesses includes Polycarp, an early second-century bishop who as a young man knew John personally. In addition, the author clearly places himself as part of a group of apostolic eyewitnesses to the life and ministry of Jesus, noting that “what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also” (1 John 1:3).

Where are we?

John did not specify the recipients of this letter, but given his addresses in Revelation 2–3 to seven churches (assemblies) in the immediate vicinity of Ephesus—the city where John ministered late in his life—he likely had those same churches (assemblies) in mind for this letter. The letter offers little in the way of specifics, so pinpointing the date of its composition can be difficult. However, its similarity with the gospel composed by John means it was probably written near the same time. A date of about AD 90, with John writing from his exile on Patmos, ends up being the best proposition.

Why is First John so important?

The parallelisms in 1 John are striking for their simplicity: Christ vs. antichrists, light vs. darkness, truth vs. falsehood, righteousness vs. sin, love of the Father vs. love of the world, and the Spirit of God vs. the spirit of the Antichrist. How about “just believing” vs. 'practicing'! While this is not a complete list, it reveals a letter that presents the world in an uncomplicated way—there is right and there is wrong, period. This emphasis by John, while striking, is not without love. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. John recognized that love comes from God, and he encouraged the believers to love one another (1 John 4:7). John’s first epistle teaches that while it is important to recognize the lines between truth and error, it must always be done in a spirit of love.

What's the big idea?

As he did in his gospel, John stated with clarity the purpose of his first letter. He proclaimed the good news about Jesus to the recipients of this letter, saying “so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). Later, John added “so that you may not sin” (2:1) and “so that you may know that you have eternal life” (5:13). John wanted his readers to experience true fellowship with God and with God’s people. John was writing to only God's people, those who strayed and those who forgot who they were. Israelites. The Chinese, Blacks, and Mexicans were not part of society back then. Nor are they part of the Heritage and inheritance of the generations of Adam.

To help them attain that goal, John focused on three issues: the zeal of the believers, standing firm against false teachers, and reassuring the Christians that they have eternal life. John wrote to churches (assemblies) full of people who had struggled with discouragement—whether due to their own sinful failures or the presence of false teachers in their midst. The aging apostle hoped to ignite the zeal of these believers so that they might follow the Lord (Prince) more closely and stand firm against those (antichrists) who meant to sow discord among the churches (assemblies). In doing so, they would solidify their relationship with God and gain confidence in His work in their lives.

How do I apply this?

We all go through ups and downs in our Christian faith (allegiance). Whatever the struggle—whether outside of us or inside—we often feel ourselves blown about by the winds of emotion or circumstances. Yet God calls us to lives of increasing consistency, with the evidence of our inner transformation becoming more and more apparent as the months and years pass by. How would you characterize your relationship with God—consistent and fruitful or sporadic and parched?

John knew that we would never find in ourselves the faithfulness God requires. Instead, we have to place complete trust in the work and grace (favor) of God, believing that He will certainly conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus. This doesn't happen by “just believing”. That sense of being grounded in God only comes when we set aside our sin in the pursuit of the one true God. Or, in the words of John, “if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us” (1 John 4:12).

 

 

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Summary of the Book of 1 John

Author

The author is John son of Zebedee (see Mk 1:19-20) -- the apostle and the author of the Gospel of John and Revelation. He was a fisherman, one of Jesus' inner circle (together with James and Peter), and "the disciple whom Jesus loved" (Jn 13:23). He may have been a first cousin of Jesus (his mother may have been Salome, possibly a sister of Mary; cf. Mt 27:56; Mk 15:40 and note; 16:1; Jn 19:25 -- this view assumes that "his mother's sister" in Jn 19:25 refers to Salome; some further assume that "Mary the wife of Clopas" there stands in apposition to "his mother's sister," which would mean that this Mary and Salome were one and the same person).

Unlike most NT letters, 1 John does not tell us who its author is. The earliest identification of him comes from the church (assembly) fathers: Irenaeus (c. a.d. 140-203), Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-215), Tertullian (c. 155-222) and Origen (c. 185-253) all designated the writer as the apostle John. As far as we know, no one else was suggested by the early church (assembly).

Date

The letter is difficult to date with precision, but factors such as (1) evidence from early Christian writers (Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria), (2) the early form of Gnosticism reflected in the denunciations of the letter and (3) indications of the advanced age of John suggest the end of the first century. Since the author of 1 John seems to build on concepts and themes found in the fourth Gospel (1Jn 2:7-11), it is reasonable to date the letter somewhere between a.d. 85 and 95, after the writing of the Gospel, which may have been written c. 85

Recipients

1Jn 2:12-14,19; 3:1; 5:13 make it clear that this letter was addressed to believers (Israelites). But the letter itself does not indicate who they were or where they lived. Because it was written to both Israelites near and far. The fact that it mentions no one by name suggests it was a circular letter sent to Christians in a number of places. Evidence from early Christian writers places the apostle John in Ephesus during most of his later years (c. a.d. 70-100). The earliest confirmed use of 1 John was in the Roman province of Asia (in modern Turkey), where Ephesus was located. Clement of Alexandria indicates that John ministered in the various churches (assemblies) scattered throughout that province. It may be assumed, therefore, that 1 John was sent to the churches (assemblies) of the province of Asia.

Occasion and Purpose

Consequently, John wrote this letter with two basic purposes in mind: (1) to expose false teachers (2:26) and (2) to give believers assurance of salvation (5:13). In keeping with his intention to combat Gnostic teachers, John specifically struck at their total lack of morality (3:8-10); and by giving eyewitness testimony to the incarnation, he sought to confirm his readers' belief in the incarnate Christ (1:3). Success in this would give the writer joy (1:4).

 

 

 

 

JOHN 2

 

Written to a Christian Israelite woman.

John's ministry was at least 60 years, so this could be any woman.

The 'elect' lady could also represent the Bride (Israel).

1 Peter 5:13 'The elect woman in Babylon...' could be this 'elect' lady.

 

TRUTH is emphasized in the second and third epistles of John.

Each he addressed as one 'whom I love in the truth' and he made it very plain that the supreme truth is that 'Yahshua Christ is come in the flesh' and that 'thy children walk in truth.'

If the many “churches” today have the truth, why is the world in such bad spiritual health?

Because maybe the “churches” don't have the truth. Anymore. Not for at least the last 200 years.

The “churches” teach Judaism, which is NOT Christianity. Most of the denominations sprang up in the 1800's.

 

2John 1:1  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;

 1:2  For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

 1:3  Grace (favor) be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Prince Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

 1:4  I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

 1:5  And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

A family loves one another. The race of Adam is a family. The family of Yahweh.

 1:6  And this is love, that we walk after His commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

1John 2:5  But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.

It's in our DNA (Spirit).

 1:7  For many deceivers are entered into the world (society), who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

 1:8  Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought (ministered), but that we receive a full reward.

Mark 13:9  But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them.

 1:9  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

“Just believing” in the doctrine of Christ get's you nothing. You must 'practice' His doctrine.

 1:10  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

Romans 16:17  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

 1:11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Tolerance is allowing the evil to remain. The “churches” teach tolerance and that peace can be made with evil.

 1:12  Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

 1:13  The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

 

 

JOHN 2 – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE

Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of John 2.

The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.

 

 

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The book of 2nd John is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). It is written by the Disciple/Apostle John around 85-95 A.D. Key personality is John. It was written to encourage all Christians not to lose focus of Jesus Christ and to warn against persistent heresy. His key purpose is that his children (the children of God) may abide in the truth and the truth may abide in them.

•    In verses 1-3, John sends greetings to “the chosen lady” (vs. 1, 4, 5), who is most likely one of the churches (assemblies) in his region. John is the “elder” who probably was still in Ephesus when he wrote this letter. He also could have been writing to a particular lady.

•    Verses 4-11, are the body of the letter. John supports the commandment to “love one another”. He cautions them to watch for the deceivers and the antichrists that are abundant and active in the world spreading false teachings. Key Thought: “Walk in the truth”. John is still dealing with “Gnosticism” which denied that Jesus had a real human body composed of matter, since they viewed matter as being innately evil.

•    Those who do not follow the teachings of Jesus Christ are false teachers and stretch the truth into heretical doctrine. Like today's “churches”. John was writing to protect his readers from the evil deception of those who refused to remain in the teaching of Christ, but were going beyond the truth of apostolic teaching (vs. 9). He makes it clear that these people are anti-Christ and do not know the Lord (vs. 7, 9). This is describing the children of Cain and Esau, who are Jews! He also reminds his readers of their responsibility as Christians to love other Christians (vs. 5). Although, above all things he wants them to “walk in truth”. This truth is still consistent in our modern day. We must also "walk in truth" in this world of deception. You have to know what the truth is first!

•    Verses 12-13, John wraps up his letter with the intentions of making a visit and discussing many topics “face to face”(vs. 12). He sends greetings from “the children of your chosen sister” (vs.13), this is probably his church (assembly) in Ephesus.

 

 

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Who wrote the book?

John did not identify himself by name in this letter. There has been some debate about whether an author named John the Elder wrote this letter (as well as 3 John, which is addressed the same way) or if John the apostle was using a different title for himself. However, the earliest church (assembly) tradition from the second century on testified in unison that this letter and its companion, 3 John, were written by the apostle, not by a mysterious and unknown elder. In fact, an apostle using the term “elder” for himself was not at all unprecedented—Peter did that very thing in his first epistle (1 Peter 5:1).

Where are we?

John offered little in the way of detail in the short letter we call 2 John. Nothing in the circumstances John discussed in the letter would lead a reader of the time to think that it did not go to the same churches (assemblies) that received 1 John. The apostle addressed the letter “to the chosen lady and her children,” a mysterious phrase that has been much debated (2 John 1:1). It either refers to an actual woman or serves as a metaphor for a church (assembly). Or Israel, the Bride.  With this letter’s thematic similarity to 1 John, it is best to suggest that John wrote from Patmos in about AD 90.

Why is Second John so important?

Second John makes clear what our position should be regarding the enemies of the truth. Whereas 1 John focuses on our fellowship with God, 2 John focuses on protecting our fellowship from those who teach falsehood. The apostle went so far as to warn his readers against inviting false teachers into the house or even offering them a greeting (2 John 1:10). Such practices align the believer with the evildoer, and John was keen on keeping the believers pure from the stain of falsehood and heresy.

What's the big idea?

John began his second epistle proclaiming his love for “the chosen lady and her children,” a love he shared with those who know the truth (2 John 1:1). From the reports he had received, he understood that these believers were following the teachings of Christ. He summed up this kind of lifestyle in the exhortation to “love one another” (1:5), a clear reference to the great commandments of Jesus—to love God and love your neighbor (Matthew 22:36–40; John 13:34).

In other words, those who walk in the truth should be people who love others. We are to love those of our own race. But they should be cautious whom they love. Deceivers and false teachers had infiltrated the church (assembly)—people who taught falsehoods about the person of Jesus, teaching that He was not truly a man but only appeared to be one. Or that He was a Jew. This early heresy, called Docetism, required the strongest possible response from John. So the apostle warned the true believers away from these false teachers. John’s encouragement, then, was not simply to love but to love others within the limits that truth allows.

How do I apply this?

John’s strong encouragement to the believers in 2 John involved loving one another. However, John did not leave love undefined but described it as walking “according to His commandments” (2 John 1:6). This echoes the teaching of Jesus in John’s gospel, where the Lord (Prince) told His followers, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15).

Our love is dependent on our obedience. When we don’t obey, we don’t love. Often we get in the mind-set that our obedience to God affects only ourselves. But that simply is not true. Our actions, whether obedient or disobedient, have ripple effects far beyond our own limited vision of a circumstance.

Consider your own life. In what ways might your obedience or disobedience impact those in your immediate circle of relationships? Second John reminds us not only of the dangers of falling away from the truth but also of the importance of making obedience a priority in our lives—for ourselves and for those most important to us.

 

 

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Summary of the Book of 2 John

Author

The author is John the apostle. Obvious similarities to 1 John and the Gospel of John suggest that the same person wrote all three books.

Date

The letter was probably written about the same time as 1 John (a.d. 85-95), as the above comparisons suggest.

Occasion and Purpose

During the first two centuries the gospel was taken from place to place by traveling evangelists and teachers. Believers customarily took these missionaries into their homes and gave them provisions for their journey when they left. Since Gnostic teachers also relied on this practice (3Jn 1-5), 2 John was written to urge discernment in supporting traveling teachers; otherwise, someone might unintentionally contribute to the propagation of heresy rather than truth. This goes for today's apostate “churches” as well.

 

 

JOHN 3

 

Assurance rests upon the fidelity and power of Yahweh of Whom the Bible is the revelation to Adamkind. It rests upon His fidelity to all His covenants and promises, and that fidelity is backed by His power, and which, through the incarnate and resurrected Christ, is the guarantee of ultimate victory.

John said that this was indeed the very purpose of his writing.

 

3John 1:1  The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

 1:3  For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

 1:4  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Not just “belief”, but in practice.

 1:5  Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers (guests);

 1:6  Which have borne witness of thy charity (love) before the church (assembly): whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

 1:7  Because that for His name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles (heathens).

 1:8  We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

 1:9  I wrote unto the church (assembly): but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Diotrephes was obviously not righteous. He may have been an Edomite infiltrator.

 1:10  Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

10  For this reason, if I should come, I shall mention his deeds which he does, babbling about us with evil words. And not being satisfied with these things, neither does he admit the brethren and those who are willing to, he forbids and ejects from the assembly!

 1:11  Beloved, follow (imitate) not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Psalm 37:27  Depart from evil, and do (practice) good; and dwell for evermore.

 1:12  Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.

1Timothy 3:7  Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without (outside); lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

If you act like the heathen, you are not different than the heathen.

 1:13  I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

 1:14  But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

 

 

JOHN 3 – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE

Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of John 3.

The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.

 

 

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The book of 3rd John is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). It is written by the Disciple/Apostle John around 85-95 A.D. The key personalities in this book are the Apostle John, Gaius, Diotrephes, and Demetrius. This book is the shortest book in the New Testament and was written to praise Gaius and Demetrius for their faithful service.

•    In verses 1-12, John praises two teachers for “walking in truth”. He wrote that nothing gave him more joy than to see Christians walking in truth and acting faithfully, “Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God” (vs. 11). Next, He criticized a false teacher named Diotrephes. John tells of a previous letter (that we do not have) that he sent to the church (assembly). However, Diotrephes rejected the letter out of pride and discouraged anyone from accepting or accommodating any of the brethren of the church (assembly).

•    In verses 13-15, John brings to a close his letter with confident intentions of making a visit and discussing many topics “face to face” rather than by pen.

 

 

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Who wrote the book?

The apostle John identified himself in 3 John only as “the elder” (3 John 1:1), the same as he did in 2 John. At the writing of this, his final epistle, John was nearing the end of his life, a life that had changed dramatically some six decades before, when Jesus had called John and his brother James out from their fishing boat. The boys had left their livelihood and their father Zebedee to follow Jesus (Matthew 4:21–22). While James was the first of the twelve disciples to die for his faith, John outlived all the others. John referred to himself in his gospel as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 21:20), a title that highlights one of the great themes of all John’s biblical contributions, including 3 John—the love of God working itself out in the lives of human beings.

Where are we?

While we cannot pinpoint the date with certainty due to the lack of specific information in the letter, 3 John was probably written around AD 90 from the island of Patmos, where John was exiled at the time. John wrote his letter to Gaius, a leader of one or more churches (assemblies) in Asia Minor. The apostle had received a report of some difficulties caused by a man named Diotrephes, and John wrote to reinforce for Gaius the proper way to deal with the troubles.

Why is Third John so important?

While Gaius was dealing with certain troubles in his area, John wanted to direct him, not only in how to respond to the trials but also how to relate to those who proclaim the truth. John’s three epistles are largely concerned with the issue of fellowship—with God, with enemies of the gospel and, in the case of 3 John, with those who proclaim the truth. John wanted to ensure a warm welcome from the churches (assemblies) to those who traveled around preaching the gospel, offering them hospitality and a send-off “in a manner worthy of God” (3 John 1:6).

What's the big idea?

Troubles had come to the church (assembly) in Asia. Diotrephes had taken control of one of the churches (assemblies) there and used his power to ban certain travelling missionaries from coming to the church (assembly) at all. At one point, the church (assembly) had seen something of a leadership quality in him and had placed him in charge, but now in the top spot, the power had gone to his head. He refused to welcome those traveling ministers of the gospel to preach and take rest with his church (assembly). And even worse, upon receiving an earlier correction from John, Diotrephes refused to listen (3 John 1:9).

This troubling situation prompted John to write to Gaius, commending the believers for holding fast to the truth and doing so with a loving attitude. These Christians strove to make the gospel a reality in their lives through the way they treated one another. And John, in response to this good report about the behavior of these “rank and file” Christians, encouraged them to continue to love and support those visiting believers who gave of themselves and ministered in the churches (assemblies) of Asia.

How do I apply this?

How do you show hospitality to other Christians, particularly those who serve you and others in your local church and at churches around the world? Showing hospitality to others—particularly strangers—requires a level of trust and acceptance that is not necessarily required of us in our everyday lives. It forces us to rely on a common bond in Jesus Christ, rather than a particular blood relationship or shared experience. It forces us out of our comfort zones and into a territory where we must place our trust in God.

John used words such as love and truth to describe this kind of living, and he used the negative example of Diotrephes to illustrate the dangers of going down a different path. We have a responsibility as Christians to live according to the truth we find in the life and ministry of Jesus, to care for and support those who serve God’s people. Our Lord (Prince) was surrounded by people who took care of Him. Third John teaches us that we should do the same for those who carry on the teaching of Jesus in our own day.

 

 

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Summary of the Book of 3 John

Author

The author is John the apostle. In the first verses of both 2 John and 3 John the author identifies himself as "the elder." Note other similarities: "love in the truth" (v. 1 of both letters), "walking in the truth" (v. 4 of both letters) and the similar conclusions.

Date

The letter was probably written about the same time as 1 and 2 John (a.d. 85-95).

Occasion and Purpose

See Introduction to 2 John: Occasion and Purpose. Itinerant teachers sent out by John were rejected in one of the churches (assemblies) in the province of Asia by a dictatorial leader, Diotrephes, who even excommunicated members who showed hospitality to John's messengers. John wrote this letter to commend Gaius for supporting the teachers and, indirectly, to warn Diotrephes.

 

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