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1 John 3:1-3; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

Know how great the love the Father has given to us, in order that we would be called the children of God, and we are. Through this the world does not know us, because it…

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1 John 2:28-29; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

And now, little children, remain in him that when he would appear we would have boldness and we would not be ashamed by him at his coming. 29 If you would know that he is…

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1 John 2:24-27; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

You, what you heard from the beginning, let it remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning would remain in you and you in the Son, you will remain in the Father. 25…

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1 John 2:21-23; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

I did not write to you that you do not know the truth but that you know it and that all lying is not from the truth. 22 Who is the liar if not the…

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1 John 2:18-20; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

Little children, it is the last hour, and as you heard that an antichrist is coming, and even now many antichrists are here, because of this we know it is the last hour. 19 They…

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1 John 2:15-17; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

Do not love the world nor things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 Because all the things in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, are not from the Father but are from the world. 17 And the world is passing away and its lusts, but the one who does the will of the Father remains forever.

This passage begins the recurring theme of love and its import to the Christian. This time, love is focused in a negative way, as in what not to love. The world here stands for those things not from God. This can be seen in the terse explanation that love of the world precludes love from God.

Note how that was worded: love of the world, in other words the love one has for the world, precludes love from God, that is the love instantiated in the person of Christ. One can either love the world or be saved. John does not allow room for gray, he sees this in simple black and white.

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John Piper Implicitly Denies Aseity

, posted by Ron C. Fay

I figured the title would grab your attention for a few different reasons. First, what the heck is aseity and second, assuming you know what aseity is, what do you mean by saying Piper rejects…

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1 John 2:12-14; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

I am writing to you, little children, that your sins would be forgiven you through his name. 13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known it from the beginning. I am writing…

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1 John 2:8-11: A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

Beloved, I do not write a new command to you but an old command, which you have from the beginning. The old command is the word which you heard. 8 Yet I write a new…

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1 John 2:6; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

The one who claims he remains in him ought to walk even as that one walked. (author’s translation) This verse is just incredible. John challenges the reader in a way like only “Be perfect” can….

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1 John 2:3-5; A Devotional

, posted by Godismyjudge

The content of this post was authored by Ron Fay and is posted on his behalf. And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commands. 4 The one who…

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1 John 2:1-2; A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

My little children, I am writing these things to you in order that you would not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and he…

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1 John 1:8-10: A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

If we would say that we have no sin, we would be deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we would confess our sins, he is faithful and just in order…

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1 John 1:5-7: A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

And this is the message which we have heard from him and announced to you, that God is light and there is no darkness whatsoever in him. 6 If we would say that we have…

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1 John 1:1-4: A Devotional

, posted by Ron C. Fay

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life- 2 the life…

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