1 John Chapter 3 Discussion

  • Randy on 1 John 3:4
    Rev Tim George...once you've been justified as though you've never sinned...do you still sin?
  • Marie on 1 John 3
    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.
  • Using The Authority of Jesus Christ - in Reply on 1 John 3
    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?

  • BSP on 1 John 3
    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
    what am I
  • Stanley Lam on 1 John 3:4
    Bible verse about Palm Sunday
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    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.
  • Melody on 1 John 3:4
    Is there any verses in the kjv that you can loose your salvation?
  • Rod - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    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.
  • Mark Thompson on 1 John 3:4
    What is the actual meaning of an apostle?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    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.).
  • Rev Tim George on 1 John 3:3
    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.
  • Phillip on 1 John 3:4
    Genesis 4:17 When Cain went to the land of Nod he took a wife. Who were her parents?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    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 - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    So there were people before Adam and Eve?
  • Gary Lee - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    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
    So it seems the biblical account is incomplete and we are left to surmise otherwise.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    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.
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on 1 John 3:4

    "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
  • John Zindel on 1 John 3:4
    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

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    King James Version

    Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
  • LaRae on 1 John 3:14
    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.
  • Ronald Blevins on 1 John 3:14
    Is a divorced woman allowed to remarry or when is she allowed to remarry?
  • Shirley Ward on 1 John 3:14
    Iam a Baptist's and I believe in the Bible I had a house fire last month and now I don't have one I miss my reading of the night could you send me a King James Version
  • Simon on 1 John 3:14
    What is the meaning of this verse? Why was it written here? What is the application for us?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    Simon, please excuse the insertion of "Song of Solomon 3:14": it must have come in as a result of the Site's Checker. I intended the Scripture from 1st John, chapter 3, verse 14.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    This whole chapter is on God's Love for us & its implication & application for us. As John states in verse 1, that God's incomprehensible Love brought us into the family of God. And because of our special relationship to Him, we look longingly to Him awaiting the day of Jesus' Return. As well, John says, that love we have for God, that which compels us to live for Him & not live in sin, is also the love we need to have for one another.

    And this love must be genuine, looking to another's needs, even to the laying down our lives for another. And so 3:14, comes as a challenge to our hearts: we think that the love we have for God because of His Love for us is clear proof for our entrance to Heaven. Whereas we ought to consider that if that love for God is real, then that love has to be shown to one another, for therein is the final proof that this is indeed the love that God looks for: the real love for God that is in us, that is demonstrated to another as well. When this is apparent, then our release from eternal death to eternal life is proven. A lot like Faith & Works: Faith does indeed save us, but if there's no proof of that faith (by works), is that faith genuine?

    For if we love not our brother then our love is not genuine towards God & we need to be examining what has taken place in our hearts that has caused this spiritual & mental anomaly. As John said in 4:20, "If a man say, I love God, and hateth (despises, disregards or holds in lower esteem) his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" This comes as a great challenge to all of us - particularly that we don't harden our hearts when there are those in the Church & around us in such great need.
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    Chris ,are you the first born, in your family ? You are blessed with the knowledge of Christ! Speak the truth without a lot of words! you are a pillar!
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 3:14
    Thank you Fred. I am indeed the firstborn, but don't know how that might be appropriate here. I do tend to be 'wordy', as through the years of sharing in Bible studies, one of the failures of adequate teaching has been receiving matter with little substance & studies without adequate background & explanation. Even in my 'short' responses here, I sometimes feel that I've not given the enquirer sufficient information on which to consider & form an opinion - but that's just me I guess. Thank you too for your valuable comments - I always look forward to hearing from you.
  • Robert L hooper on 1 John 3:4
    what is the different between doing wrong and sin
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 John 3:4
    Hi Robert,

    All sin is wrong. All wrong, or at least, most 'wrong' I can think of is also sin. So, I think these are practically synonymous in my view.

    Some pick their own list of what they consider 'wrong' so this list may not line up exactly with another person's list.

    But God's examples of sin should be universal and absolute.

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