It’s All About Jesus: Studies from First Epistle of John
Lord Jesus Christ himself claimed throughout his ministry to be not only God the Son incarnate but also to be at the centre of God's saving purposes and revelation. He said to the unbelieving Pharisees: “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life” but the Scribes and Pharisees missed the unifying message of the history of redemption and revelation: The Scriptures "point to" Jesus (John 5:39). The Pharisees claimed to believe Moses, but they did not, because Moses, "in whom you have set your hope" (John 5:45) accuses them. The Pharisees missed the point of the Scriptures: "if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me" (John 5:46). But what about the New Testament, especially first epistle of John? The Apostle John says that Jesus is the One that he is writing about: “We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life” (1 John 1:1).
Friends, it’s all about Jesus.
In this book, I hope for us to answer more very important questions such as: What must a person do to become a Christian? Do Christians ever sin? Does sin continue to cut Christians off from God? What is the difference between “true” and “false” teaching? How do other people know that we are Christians? Who are the “false teachers” and why are they a danger? How can we get rid of our fears? And much more – but the biggest question of all – who is Jesus?
My prayers will be with you as you read through this simple study of God’s Word. In the end, my utmost hope for you is that you will read the Word for yourself and delight to obey His commandments.