Today’s passage is I John 1:1-2:2
I John is written to a community of believers who are being swayed away from Truth and, instead, to a false version of Christianity. This false teaching is stressing that Jesus was not really a physical human, that Jesus only seemed to be human. The danger in the belief is, if Jesus was not human then there could be no crucifixion and no resurrection. The author continues by pointing out the end results of such a false belief.
- An arrogance that you have a higher knowledge and deeper spirituality – that you, because you are so smart and enlightened, are not vulnerable to sin.
- A piety/disdain that leads to hatred rather than love for others.
- A focus on self that makes you oblivious to the needs and misery of other, accompanied by an attitude that denies the existence of injustice towards others.
“By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God”I John 4:2-3, and II John 2:7
Have a great day, see you tomorrow.