1 John Chapter 3 Discussion

  • Jesse - In Reply on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago
    (Part 2)

    So what gives us that authority? It's because it is something that has already been established in heaven.

    Thou shalt bind that which has been bound already in heaven. It is a condition. And thou shall loose on earth things that shall have been loosed in heaven already.

    So the church is here to declare that which has already been determined in heaven. We are only proclaimers!

    What right do we have to tell anybody that they need to receive Christ and His death for them on the cross to be saved?

    We have the authority to tell people that we've got the key. We have got the key that unlocks the door. His name is Jesus!

    If you receive Him, I have the authority to tell you that you have been loosed from your sins. If you refuse Him, I have the authority to tell you that if you continue to reject Him throughout your whole life, you'll be bound to your sins and you will die in your sins.

    That is pretty authoritative! But I didn't make that up. That is the authority God has given to the church, you and I.

    I hope what I along with T Levis has share helps you out in your study on binding and loosing.

    Blessings in Christ Jesus!
  • Jesse - In Reply on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago

    If I might piggyback off what T Levis has shared, in Matthew Chapter 16 it says, "and I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven:" Here it is singular. But in Chapter 18 it is plural. So it is not just Peter, it is all of them!

    Now, "keys" is a Hebrew symbol of authority. A person that had the keys was in charge.

    You can go back to some of the earlier documents in the Old Testament and see that the person that had the keys was in charge.

    And some of the kings would get a little frustrated because whoever had the keys was in charge, and if you can't find him, of course you make the king mad, and they would have a new key bearer pretty soon!

    He says I'll give you the keys. I'll give you the authority. We know that keys unlock things for entrance.

    It says, and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

    Let me share with you what it is literally saying from the Greek:

    "Whatsoever thou shall bind on earth, shall have been bound in heaven."

    Please know that this is very important to understand, and I'll give it to you again. It reads "And whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall (have been) bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall (have been) loosed in heaven."

    Here's the importance of those Perfect Tense verbs in the Greek text:

    Jesus is not giving them and the church the authority to go around binding and loosing. We see this in Chapter 18, and Matthew tells us that it has do with sin.

    In 1 John 3:8, the word "loosed" is used for how Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. It is the word loosed.

    When a person gets saved, they are loosed from Satan. So the church has authority to either bind someone to their sins or loose them from their sins.

    I'm running out of space, so I will send a part 2
  • T Levis - In Reply on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago
    Matthew 16, if you read the following chapter: Matthew 18, this should help you understand deeper,

    note, Matthew 18:18-20,

    the word bind & bound is- "deo" Greek, as per Strongs Exhaustive Concordance = to bind, be bound,

    Loosed - "Luo" Greek, also in Strongs Exhaustive Concordance, = to loosen, break, destroy, dissolve,

    Luke 13:16, this is a great example. It appears as believers, we have been given authority to make rulings, set free, etc. James 1:5, Mark 13:34, Matthew 28:18,19, John 16:23-28

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Betty on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago
    What does it mean what shall be bound on earth shall be bound in heaven. and what shall be loosed on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.
  • Principles For Tithes and Offerings - In Reply on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago
    I just want to add one thought about tithing and offerings.

    Your giving is AS UNTO THE LORD JESUS.

    Tithes are 10% of your net income. This is for the needs of the local church.

    If you are faithful to give this, without complaint; God will help you out some way when you have more month than money:

    He may help you get a promotion or a better job. He may give you wisdom how to save money for "long months"; curb impulse spending, or money for entertainments etc.

    Offerings are exactly what it means. You give OVER the tithe, out of your need. It is given to your church for repairs or needs. It is given to the church missionaries (those sent to other nations). You can bless a church member who has just lost their job; you can believe God for money for new tires or repairs on your car, etc.

    Mark the envelope that this is an offering.

    This is money given between you and God. He knows exactly how best to repay you. Some people are healed of diseases. I am not saying that offerings can buy healing. The offering is holy unto God. It's about obedience and faith.

    The Principle

    Ecclesiastes 11:1 - Cast thy bread upon the waters: [faith in action] for thou shalt find it after many days.

  • T. Levis - In Reply on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago
    Believers are the Body of Christ, the Church. Matthew 7:13-29, Luke 19, Matthew 10:16-42, Acts 20:28-30, Jude 1, whole chapter.

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • Leon Duncan on 1 John 3 - 1 year ago
    Why is the churches always asking and collecting money?

    Why do the church always dress Jesus's in fancy clothing?

    Why does the church always dress Jesus's, Mother Mary and the Angels with gold, silver and diamonds?
  • What is 2:25 trying to say on 1 John 3 - 2 years ago
    I enjoyed the words of kjv
  • Cindy Harris on 1 John 3:4 - 2 years ago
  • Randy on 1 John 3:4 - 2 years ago
    Rev Tim George...once you've been justified as though you've never sinned...do you still sin?
  • Using The Authority of Jesus Christ - In Reply on 1 John 3 - 3 years ago
    Lucifer became Satan after he was evicted from heaven for coveting Gods throne. He had been the covering Cherub; in charge of praise and worship. But then he wanted that praise for himself.

    Isaiah 14

    12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I WILL ascend into heaven, I WILL exalt my throne above the stars of God: I WILL sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

    14 I WILL ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL be like the most High.

    15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

    17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

    Comment: When we praise God, Satan is at war with us too. The war in Revelation gives us a glimpse of this war. Jesus, the Lamb of God; defeated Satan. Jesus imparted his authority to believers, to enforce Satan's defeat; in our born again state.

    If you don't know of your authority in Christ, you are easily defeated in life. Look upon your very own Armor In Ephesians 6. That is ours! Jesus defeated Satan on the CROSS.

    Jesus took back the authority, on the CROSS, that First Adam turned over to Satan when he ate of the fruit with Eve.

    Jesus taught his Disciples of that authority. He demonstrated it, daily. When Jesus came upon someone possessed with demons: they cried out for mercy, because they have no Authority.

    We can grovel and whine, when harassed by the demonic; or we can fight back In The NAME of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said: go ye, feed my sheep, carry my lambs, Heal the sick, raise the dead, proclaim the acceptable year.

    Selah. Are you in, or out?

  • Marie on 1 John 3 - 3 years ago
    In verse 8, it states that the devil sinneth from the beginning. So does that mean that God created the devil to Sin? And it also states that the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, so the key word is "MIGHT", so need clarification on this verse.
  • BSP on 1 John 3 - 3 years ago
    In imitation of Christ Jesus we must develop deep love for our brothers and sisters. When we develop the deep love that Jesus had, we will be willing to die for our brothers and sisters.
  • Kathryn Milano on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    what am I
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Matthew 21:1-11 is one of several passages. You may like to compare it to Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Messiah: Zechariah 9:9 and Psalm 118:25,26.
  • Stanley Lam on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Bible verse about Palm Sunday
  • Chris - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    An Apostle is a Messenger - one who is sent out by his Master. In the case of the apostles in the Bible, the chief criterion was that they had to learn under their Master & be obedient to His directions. However, Paul was an exception as he was unlike the others. But he was referred to as an apostle, having first being called by Jesus to "be a chosen vessel unto me, to bear My Name before the Gentiles & kings & the children of Israel ( Acts 9:15). And Paul often referred to himself as an apostle of Christ ( 1 Corinthians 1:1, Romans 1:1, etc.).
  • Rod - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Luke Chapter 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
  • Melody on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Is there any verses in the kjv that you can loose your salvation?
  • Mark Thompson on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    What is the actual meaning of an apostle?
  • Mild Bill - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago

    "The Bible also never talks about people using the restroom, although we can assume they probably did."

    The Bible does mention these matters, therefore, you need no longer assume.

    Deuteronomy 23:

    12Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

    13And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

    14For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.


    "So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall." 1 Samuel 25:22

    "And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house(public outhouse) unto this day." 2 Kings 10:27

    "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

    2 Timothy 2:15
  • Rev Tim George on 1 John 3:3 - 3 years ago
    This verse is talking about how hoping and waiting for the return of Christ in the epiphany to call us to heaven, we purify ourselves as we are being purified by the blood of Jesus on the Cross. The Holy Spirit sanctifies us daily as we read the word and pray to Jesus our Mediator. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Purity comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and it is our faith that justifies us as though we never sinned. Just as Abraham believed God and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. This is the same faith that purifies us as we wait on the return of Christ for the Church. So beloved now are we the sons of God and it does not appear what we shall be, but when Christ appears we shall be like Him pure and holy.
  • Adam - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Hello, I'm not sure what you mean by "incomplete." The Bible can't possibly cover every detail that happened in every person's life in history. If you notice, human beings were created in only 1 verse. Obviously we are extremely complex beings, so a lot more could have been said about it, but wasn't. The Bible also never talks about people using the restroom, although we can assume they probably did. There were probably many times people ate, bathed, and did all kinds of things not covered. No other book covers every detail either, because its too much info. So, the Bible didn't happen to inform us how people got to Nod. Some think Eve bore more children with her sons and made Nod. Others think that God created more people, but just don't know the timing. It seems fairly safe to say that Adam and Eve were the first beings, then after things went south with them, it's possible other things occurred that weren't documented.
  • Phillip - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    So it seems the biblical account is incomplete and we are left to surmise otherwise.
  • Gary Lee - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    There were no people before Adam and Eve as we know people made in the image and likeness of God. Cain married his sister or another family member. All human life stems from Adam and subsequently from Noah and family.
  • Phillip - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    So there were people before Adam and Eve?
  • S Spencer - In Reply on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Hi Philip, In Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: Now lets start here, If God tells them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, God knows they can't do that with just Cain, Seth, and Abel. He would have to have blessed them with daughters, Have you noticed noone ever ask that about Seth or Abel? I believe it's because Cain went out and dwelt in the lad of nod after he killed Abel, and the think he found a wife from a pryor creation, but they forget God told Adam and Eve to replenish the earth it wasn't already replenished. Lets look carefully at when Cain went away, I think we may have a clue. Genesis 4:14-17 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, (that every one that findeth me shall slay me).

    And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain,( lest any finding him should kill him.)

    And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

    (And Cain knew his wife;) and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. It seems there were already people other than Cain and Abel, and I take the position Cain already have his wife, they could have been hundreds of years old, we are sure Adam and Eve had daughters, and Possibly Abel, One thing for sure, She's either his sister or his niece, Maybe someone else can provide more insight, I hope that helps.
  • Phillip on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Genesis 4:17 When Cain went to the land of Nod he took a wife. Who were her parents?
  • John Zindel on 1 John 3:4 - 3 years ago
    Which Jesus? A Jesus that authorized corporate sin of Sunday sacredness? If sin is transgression of the Law and we love Jesus we are supposed to stop sinning through the power of Christ's spirit in faith.. Unbelief has made his bloodshed for naught because we refuse to obey him.. The 4th commandment contains the identity of the law giver making the law valid to stand in the heavenly court.. The mark of the beast crisis will ensnare weak Christians not fortified with the wall of zion..gods very character of LOVE.( the 10 commandments also known as THE COMMANDMENT).. When international Sunday law gets enacted to stem global warming people will be left with 2 choices.. Obey God or obey the commandments of men..( the wine of babylon) a mixture of truth and error..if we follow Christ it shows in our love one for another .. Romans 13:10

    Parallel Verses

    King James Version

    Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
  • LaRae on 1 John 3:14 - 3 years ago
    Apologies, for some reason my device has misspelling issue. My question was pertaining to Cain and Abel. Is there a story on Cain's life after the murder of his brother? As you maybe aware, I need to take more time reading the bible. Thank you.

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