The epistles of 1, 2, & 3 John were written by a close companion of Jesus and the last disciple to die - John. John was one of the three disciples that Jesus took with him to witness his transfiguration. At the Last Supper, he was the disciple sitting next to Jesus. And John is thought to be 'the disciple Jesus loved.' Surely, no human knew Jesus better than John did.
John wrote these epistles to reassure Christians in their faith, to encourage them to experience the divine life, and to counter false teachings. John urged his readers to (1) live in the truth, (2) love one another, (3) be on guard against false teachers, and (4) adhere to the apostolic teachings - especially about Jesus, God's Son in the flesh - in the face of some in the church who claimed to have secret knowledge.
About the Series Written by the team who designed and wrote the Life Application Study Bible, this commentary series provides valuable insights on how to apply God's Word to life today. Every serious student of the Bible wants to understand the text, to discover the biblical principles, and to apply those timeless truths to his or her life. The Life Application Bible Commentary series delivers all of this and more.
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