Gerald E Gehen
339 Bridgeboro Rd
Moorestown NJ 08057
In answer to your question, it would involve three different studies, but I can offer one at a time, and later go to the other three, so here goes:
(1 John 5:7-8) For there are three witness bearers, 8 the spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are in agreement.
Jesus approached John the baptizer who was baptizing persons at the Jordan River to be baptized. Jesus was immersed in water, not to symbolize his repentance from sin, but to present himself to do God’s will. God, in turn bore witness by sending his spirit down upon him. There, he gave audible testimony that Jesus was his son, the Messiah. These two witness bearers led to the 3d, a culmination of his sacrificial life course by shedding of his blood by death on a torture stake. There are the three! Water of his baptism, audible testimony from God, and him pouring out his holy spirit, finally, the third, the sacrifice, and Jesus’ shed blood.
Would you agree that the witness that God gives is greater than the witness that men give? What makes the difference to earn its credibility is the fact that he has borne witness concerning his son. This is not the first time that John has written that this knowledge means everlasting life.