My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Sunday, January 20, 2008

1 John 1

Overcasm

Summary:
We proclaim what we've seen and touched and what was around at the beginning of time. He is life and brings eternal life, and we want you to join us.

God is light not darkness, and we must walk in light not darkness, then we can be purified and unified. Don't pretend you don't sin, but confess your sins.

Key verse:
9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

My thoughts:
Yea, so confess your sins and stuff...

So 1 John some strong linguistic connections with John's Gospel, and also some similar themes. In order to maintain their view that the New Testament was written millenia after Jesus was around, so that Jesus' message has, therefore, gone through a sinful process of biological evolution, so that they don't actually have to change their lives, the filthy secular liberocrats have created the idea that there was a Johannine community that is responsible for the similarities, and that these texts are certainly not written by a single person, and that person certainly wasn't the eye-witness Apostle John. Oh no, that would just be too convenient. It couldn't be that simple. And anyway, John's theology is far too complicated and far too developed, and we all know that the first Christians were far too stupid to think about such things very hard. I mean, the Johannine community uses analogies of light! For goodness sake, no single man could develop that given a mere 60 years to ponder it! Don't be ridiculous!

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Well, that was fun.

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