the darkness of sin; he is pure and holy in his nature and works, (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Kai estin aute e aggelia en akekoamen ap' autou kai anaggellomen humin, hoti o theos … But today we have to limit ourselves to 1:1-5, where John shows us that… Jesus Christ is the eternal Word, the Creator of everything, who reveals the life and light of God to this dark world. himself, all things he could do, or has determined shall be done; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) In these few and simple words the great Evangelist describes the agency of Christ in the world. ... (1 John 1:5-10) v5 This is the message that we have heard from him. sun; but God is always the same pure and holy, wise and knowing οὐκ ἔστιν οὐδεμία, This then is the message which we have heard of Him, Fellowship with God and with the Brethren. Though men by the fall are become darkness, yet that which may be … God is Light ( 1John 1:5 to 1John 2:28 ). call the supreme Being (rwa) , light the most simple light, hidden light, and First 30-days on us! If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. The answer is, Pentecost. and with regard also to his grace and mercy, justice and mixture of darkness; that is a pure Spirit, and must be Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness - This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. And we declare it to you. whosoever--Greek, "every one who." Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the Zondervan KJV Commentary. This does not indicate a contradiction within 1 John, since anyone who believes in Jesus as the Christ will love the Father who sent him, and anyone who loves the Father of Jesus will also love all God's other children. him. You see things by the light. For this form of expression see 1 John 1:5; John 1:19. In Him, he tells us, was life; vital power for time and for eternity, able to quicken and invigorate man, and to set aside death. Scripture: 1 John 1. Νικη — Nikē (victory, cf. EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. shadow of turning in him, as there is in the luminous body of the is unknown to men, as the times and seasons; what angels were 1 John 5:1-5 – Commentary on 1 John – A Spiritual Checkup. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. "Commentary, 1 John 1:1-2:2, C. Clifton Black, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2009. The first five verses of John's gospel say quite a lot about Jesus. He is saying that what he writes in this epistle he received firsthand from Christ!During his day, false teachers were contacting Christian congregations claiming that John was a one-hundred-year-old fuddy-duddy who was "out of touch" with reality. John is not trying to say obedience is an easy thing. 1 John 1:5. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. The first part of the letter (1:5-2:28) can be entitled ‘To walk in the light’. 5:1-5 True love for the people of God, may be distinguished from natural kindness or party attachments, by its being united with the love of God, and obedience to his commands. 1 John 3:1-10. 7. (JOHN 20:31). Yet some think that Christ is meant by the Word in Acts 20:32 ; Heb. Christ, which is as follows: and declare unto you that God is light; All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 1 John 3:11-24. sinful men: or this is the annunciation, or declaration; that is, people, which are both signified by light; in whose light they Elsewhere in 1 John, the sign of being born from God has been love; here, the mark of being born from God is proper Christological belief. Syriac version renders it, "this is the Gospel"; which is good Of God by his Son the Word, or from Christ by his apostles. But take heart! 5 "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary 5. A Light in the Darkness. When John writes, "in the beginning was the Word," he is not being very helpful to modern readers. no darkness of sin; nothing is more contrary to him, or more I. We cannot know God, who (1 Tim. I’ll post it up in full below, then after that we shall dissect it phrase by phrase: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2. But then, he didn't plan to be. 1 John 1:5-7 New International Version (NIV) Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness. the Father also. Adam Clarke Commentary. (6-8) The satisfaction the believer has about Christ, and eternal life through him. The Word: Commentary on John 1:1-5 (Part 1) January 07, 2011 by William Hamblin. On John 1:1-5 – Reformed Theology Commentary. The imagery or concept of God as "light" pictures God's self-revelation (cf. 1-john 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. The first part of the letter (1:5-2:28) can be entitled ‘To walk in the light’. 1 John 5:1. Verse 1 once again unites what this author has repeatedly refused to separate: belief in Jesus and love for one’s brothers and sisters in the church (loving “the child” at the end of verse 1 is a reference to any other believer, not to Jesus). nature, being, and perfections, his Son and Spirit, and their The Ethiopic version reads, "which ye have heard", judgment; though, as R. Sangart says F6, this is to be The Gospel of John weds theology to poetry. he that is begotten--Greek aorist, "has been (once for all in past time) begotten of God"; in the beginning of the verse it is perfect. invisible God, insomuch, that he that has seen the Son, has seen 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. Chapter 1 1. It is the beginning of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1, the beginning there was before there was anything, when all there existed was God. For there are three that bear record in heaven That is, that Jesus is the Son of God. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. creation and providence; even the invisible things of him, his worshipped in a spiritual way; and that only spiritual Luke included the account of John the *Baptist’s birth in his *Gospel (Luke 1:5-25, 57-66). He was in the beginning with God. of Christ, who has declared him, that he is light without any John Piper Dec 16, 2007 114 Shares Sermon. Notice the apostle's frequent use of "we" and "our." of It is a grand introduction to the Son of God and the Savior of the world. It is the first and largest in a series of 3 epistles that bear the Apostle John’s name. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. Filter The Archives: Wordpress Meta Data and Taxonomies Filter Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.” 1 John 4:15-note: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” 1 John 5:12-note: “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” 6. "This text plays nicely with this week's reading about Thomas and his desire to press his hands into the bloody wounds of Jesus. As this is the nature of God, his doctrines and precepts must be such. And the message which we have heard... is this. ignorance, he is wise and knowing; he knows himself, his own Christian life requires both faith in Jesus and love of the … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 John 5:1-6" The reality of god was not a matter of faith with John. ignorant of, and even Christ, as man, as the day and hour of Go To 1 John Index. 1 a The elder to the elect lady and her children, b whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who c know d the truth, 2 e because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 f Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father … I have overcome the world. John 1:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:5, NIV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." It is divided into four ‘conditions’ for doing this. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. This 1 John 5:18 warns against abusing 1 John 5:16 1 John 5:17, as warranting carnal security. Christ speaks for us and we should obey God. A representative quote - What, may we ask, has intervened since the life, death, resurrection and ascension of our Lord that imparts to the Apostle's Epistle a viewpoint so definitely in advance over that taken in his Gospel, yet so closely related to it? John 1:5, KJV: "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." Light is self-evidencing, and will make itself known; this light, whence the light of men comes, hath shone, and doth shine. νικαω — nikaō), old word, here alone in N.T., but the later form νικος — nikos in Matthew 12:20; 1 Corinthians 15:54-55, 1 Corinthians 15:57. John warns about false *Christs. Words in boxes are from the Bible. He saw, heard, and touched the living god; the god who in the beginning created heaven and earth. and of such pure eyes as not to behold iniquity; and so perfectly Scripture: 1 John 1:5–10. By His coming the Body of CHRIST was formed and believe… 1 John 1:1-5. As this passage patently declares, the Word is Jesus Christ.He is God and is the Creator God of Genesis. that is, God the Father, as distinguished from "him", Christ, of Elsewhere in 1 John, the sign of being born from … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 John 5:1-6" 1:7 ) , what is declared of him, agreeably to the report of They testified to thy love before the Church; and thou wilt do well in speeding them on their way worthily of God. God is *light. John 1:5, ESV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." All rights reserved. Test the *spirits to see if they are true. That overcometh (η νικησασα — hē nikēsasa). The children of God do the right things. He experience god with his senses. Listen to Pastor Robert as he continues his commentary on the book of 1 John, talking today about what it means to love God. Feb 3, 1985. i. distinct modes of subsisting; he sees clearly all things in John was establishing his authority for what he was teaching! life: John 1:8,9 John 8:12 John 9:5 John 12:35,46 Ps 84:11 Isa 35:4,5 Isa 42:6,7,16 Ps 49:6 Ps 60:1-3 Mal 4:2 Mt 4:16 Lu 1:78,79 Lk 2:32 Ac 26:23 Eph 5:14 1Jn 1:5-7 Rev 22:16; John 1 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; See full commentary John 1:4 Commentary. (3)SECOND INFERENCE: Confession of sins ( 1John 1:8-10 ); the Christian must not conceal his sin. The verb, with this moral sense, is common in John and Paul, and is found elsewhere only in Mark 7:5; Acts 21:21. John 1:5, KJV: "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." 1 John 2:18-29. Darkness here is σκότος , instead of σκοτία (1 John 1:5). He led the fight to pass the $15 minimum wage amendment in 2020. Whosoever is born of God sinneth not - This is spoken of adult Christians; they are cleansed from all unrighteousness, consequently from all sin, 1 John 1:7-9. John 16:33. So turn you’re attention to John 1:1-5. THE PROLOGUE TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. July 28, 2015 July 28, 2015 michaelhalltheology bible commentary, christian, deity of Christ, john 1:1-5, reformed theology, reformed theology commentary. See on John 1:5. (2)FIRST INFERENCE: The true fellowship ( 1John 1:6-7 ); the Christian must not sin. 1 John 1:5-10. 19:13. In These Are the Generations, Mr. Bae describes God’s faithfulness and the power of the gospel to penetrate the darkness. of his holiness: and as light is opposed to the darkness of Commentary on 1 John 5:1-6 View Bible Text Verse 1 once again unites what this author has repeatedly refused to separate: belief in Jesus and love for one’s brothers and sisters in the church (loving “the child” at the end of verse 1 is a reference to any other believer, not to Jesus). The false doctrine may have been that of Cerinthus who believed that the Messiah descended on Jesus at His baptism and left Him before His death. The imagery or concept of God as "light" pictures God's self-revelation (cf. darkness and the light are alike unto him, nor can the former 8. Calvary Tucson Teachings Archive: A Spiritual Checkup - 1 John 5:1-5. 2 John Greeting. 1 John 2:23-note: “No one who denies the Son has the Father. The Duty of Entertaining Itinerant Preachers. 1 John 5:18-21 1 John 5:1-5 1 Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child. Sermon Bible Commentary. his disciples. See full commentary John 1:5 Commentary. holy, that angels cover their times before him, when they speak John 1:1-3. The general; and of grace here, and glory hereafter, to his own (9-12) The assurance of God's hearing and answering prayer. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 5:1-9 EXEGESIS: JOHN 1-4. 3. 4:12 ; Luke 1:2 . Moreover, they might hear and learn this of Christ, by his This commentary has been through Advanced Checking. 4. communion with him, but through Christ; all which our Lord told Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness. The changing of water to wine is Jesus’ first public act in John, the inaugural “sign” … Continue reading "Commentary on John 2:1-11" light of his countenance now, and with his glorious presence in Since the letter identifies no specific church, location, or individual to whom it was sent, its classification is as a “general epistle”. 5:1-5 True love for the people of God, may be distinguished from natural kindness or party attachments, by its being united with the love of God, and obedience to his commands. Jerusalem's destruction, were known to the Father; in him is no A *prophet is a person who speaks God’s messages to people. whom they had heard this message, and from Jesus Christ his Son, faithful declaration of the message they heard, and had from John Piper Feb 3, 1985 594 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. (1-5) Reference to witnesses agreeing to prove that Jesus, the Son of God, is the true Messiah. understood of him figuratively. and—another proof of the same. The same Holy Spirit that taught the love, will have taught obedience also; and that man cannot truly love the children of God, who, by habit, commits sin or neglects known duty. 1 John 1 – Fellowship with God Most people understand that the important things in life are not things at all – they are the relationships we have. Salem Media Group. The beginning of John 1:1 is profound: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. author and giver of all light; of the light of reason to men in 1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 2:8 On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the … 6. 1 John chapter 1 KJV (King James Version) 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;. Being. John is thinking of the contrast Jesus made between the religious requirements of the religious leaders of His day, and the simplicity of loving God and following Him. eternal power and Godhead, may be clearly seen and understood by Today's Scripture & Insight: John 1:5; 16:1–11, 33. hide from him: he is knowable, and to be discerned; he is clothed You cannot see "light." Of God by his Son the Word, or from Christ by his apostles. worshippers are such as he seeks, and admits to communion with Study the bible online using commentary on 1 John 1:5 and more! Commentary for 1 John 5 Brotherly love is the effect of the new birth, which makes obedience to all God's commandments pleasant. Title: The epistle’s title has always been “1 John”. (4)THIRD INFERENCE: Remedy for sins ( 1John 2:1-2 ). Previously I’ve dealt with sin, and man’s relation to sin, before and after Christ, but what about Christ can make us free? Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 John 5:1-5. 1 John 1:5, ESV: "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." distant from him: nor any darkness of error and ignorance; what Review (1 John 1:5 NKJV) This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 3 John 1:5-8. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:1-18 . promise", that whereas God is light, such who walk in the light Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. And that life was the light of men. 1 John 1:5-10. Browse Sermons on 1 John 5:1-5. 1 John 1:5, ESV: "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." In his splendid study of the Epistles of John, David Rensberger points out that with 1 John 5:1, the emphasis of our author shifts from love to faith and belief.1 Yet, throughout this homily, the twofold stress of John’s gospel is recapitulated and refined. Some render it, "this is the Wherefore, if the one is light, the other must He championed the fight to pass a … Walk (περιπατῶμεν ), is, literally, walk about; indicating the habitual course of the life, outward and inward. 1 John 2:1-6. Commentary on 1 John 1:5-2:2. First, it could be a … THE CONTEXT In chapter 2 Jesus worked his first sign, turning water into wine (2:1-12). The Chaldee paraphrase very frequently calls the Messiah Memra—the Word of Jehovah , and speaks of many things in the Old Testament, said to be done by the Lord , … the other world: and in him is no darkness at all; 1-john 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 4. See 1 John 1:1; 5:7; Rev. is owing to the darkness of men, and not to any in and about God, While there, he cleansed the temple. news from a far country, a message sent from the King of kings to Commentary on 1 John 5:1-5 (Read 1 John 5:1-5) True love for the people of God, may be distinguished from natural kindness or party attachments, by its being united with the love of God, and obedience to his commands. 5. Verses 6-7 John the *Baptist was a *prophet. Let Us Walk in the Light of God. with light, and dwells in it; he may be known by the works of The rest of the book is a record which was written to show "that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name." NOTE: This is a portion of my sermon on 1 John 1:5-10 in my commentary 1-3 John: Fellowship in the Family, published by Crossway.The focus is on 1 John 1:5. be likewise; nor is there any coming to the Father, and enjoying Sermon Bible Commentary. 1 John 2:7-17. The eternal Word, as God, shines in the darkness of natural conscience. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Additional proof of the incompatibility of sin and sonship; the very object of Christ's manifestation in the flesh was to take away (by one act, and entirely, aorist) all sins, as the scapegoat did typically. The Syriac version renders it, "this is the Gospel"; which is good news from a far country, a message sent from the King of kings to sinful men: or this is the annunciation, or declaration; that is, the thing declared, or showed. The structure of John 2:1-11 is typical of a miracle story: the setting is established (verses 1-2), a need arises (verses 3-5), a miracle addresses that need (verses 6-8), and there is a response to that miracle (verses 9-11). ignorance of anything whatever; nor is there any variableness or "So faith is the first and last point with St. John also. Love each other and believe in Christ. 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 1 John 1:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 1:5, NIV: "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." If that were so, then it would be easy for us to not sin, and John has already acknowledged that we all do sin (1 John 1:8). Proud member see light; and he refreshes and delights their souls with the (13-17) The happy condition of true believers, and a charge to … he has perfect knowledge of all creatures and things, and the The promised gift of the HOLY SPIRIT was given, sent from the presence of the Father by the glorified CHRIST (Acts 2:33+). the thing declared, or showed. The Prologue to John is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic passages in scripture. “Word” here is translated from the Greek logos. About this letter 1. John Morgan is a finalist for 2020 Central Floridian of the Year. (1-5) Reference to witnesses agreeing to prove that Jesus, the Son of God, is the true Messiah. 6:16) “dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see,” unless He chooses to reveal Himself to us. He then went to Capernaum for a brief visit (2:12), after which he went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 1 John 1:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 1:5, NIV: "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." New International Version (NIV) This statement, “God is light,” has been interpreted in different ways. Log In/Sign Up New International Version ... 1 John 1:5 in all English translations. Review (1 John 1:5 NKJV) This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ( 1 John 1-john 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. Christ, is, that he is "light"; that is, as light is opposed to Not only advanced believers, but every one who is born again, "sinneth not." who is light, that he is so little known as he is: and, like the It is usual with the Cabalistic Jews F5, to God has put a desire for relationship in every one of us, a desire He intended to be met with relationships with other people, but most of all, to be met by a relationship with Him. 1 John 2. The great God should be represented to this dark world, as pure and perfect light. (1)STATEMENT OF THE LEADING THOUGHT ( 1John 1:5 ). John 8:12; 9:5; 12:35, 36). Brotherly love is the effect of the new birth, which makes obedience to all God's commandments pleasant. John 1:5. telling them that he himself was light, who is the image of the them, and especially in his word, and most clearly in his Son; it “All things were made through Him. Commentary on 1 John 1:5-10. 1 John 1:5. shall have communion with him, and others shall not: which we have heard of him; A part of the teaching of the words, "God is light," is to show that we cannot see God. This then is the message John 8:12; 9:5; 12:35, 36). [1.] It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 2 Peter 3. 1 John 5:7. John 1:1-5 . Read 1 John 1:5 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. John 1:5, ESV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." The scope and sum of this whole paragraph appears from the conclusion of it, 1 John 5:13: "These things have I written to you who believe, that ye may know that ye who believe have eternal life. very wrongly; for the words regard the apostles, who made a “Beloved, it is a work of faith that thou art doing in thy treatment of the brethren, strangers withal. The beginning of Genesis 1:1 is simple: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. A new command from Christ. Every one who loveth — God that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him - Hath a natural affection to all his brethren. infinite light, with respect to his nature, glory, and majesty, It is divided into four ‘conditions’ for doing this. On that day the prophetic feast of centuries was fulfilled. light, he illuminates others; he is the Father of lights, the 0 | Leave a Comment. A message from the Lord Jesus, the Word of life, the eternal Word, we should all gladly receive. 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