In following chapters, John reemphasizes, in various ways, the truth that we must walk in the light. Also, because God is love, we must walk according to God's love if we'reto have fellowship with Him and obtain eternal life. Living a holy and righteous life is proof that we're God's children and will give us confidence in the day of judgment.John also warns of seducing spirits that would try to deceive us into denying Jesus asthe way to eternal life.
I John 1:1,2
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we haveseen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands havehandled, of the Word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seenit, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with theFather, and was manifested unto us . . .
The Apostle John had been eyewitness to many wonderful things. He wrote thisepistle to assure the readers' hearts about the things he had witnessed, because he had personally seen, and heard, and handled the Word of life. He knew the apostles wereobligated to bear witness to the world of all they had been witness to: the fact thateternal life has been made manifest unto us.
Obtaining eternal life is the key issue
This is the one thing we want to be absolutely sure of. It should be the thing we placemost emphasis upon in our lives.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, thatwhosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus came preaching eternal life to this world. This life is in the Father and has beenmade manifest unto us through His Son.What a great promise God has given us, wanting us to have eternal life with Him: andthis life is given to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. He is made manifest unto usthrough the new birth, when we have been born again of the Spirit of God. Yes, eternallife is manifest unto those who will believe that Jesus Christ died for their sins, rose
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