Explain "these things I have written that you may know you have eternal life."

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  1. dianetrotter profile image68
    dianetrotterposted 2 years ago

    Explain "these things I have written that you may know you have eternal life."

    How do Christians understand this?  How do JWs explain this?  What about SDA?

  2. wba108@yahoo.com profile image79
    wba108@yahoo.composted 20 months ago

    The way I understand this is by reading the context of 1 John 5 which outlines the basics of who Jesus is and how we know if we're in relationship with Him. Are we really leaning on Jesus or is it something else? Do we believe in the Jesus of the scriptures or one of our own creation?

    And what do we mean by believing in Jesus? It says that even the Demons believe in Jesus and shudder. The difference is the demon's only know Jesus because of the  authority He holds but they are not in relationship with Him. They don't trust in Him for their salvation.

    Another issue is obedience, we can't know Jesus and be in rebellion to Him. We can only know God if we're in obedience to Him. The scripture says why do you call me Lord and don't do what I say?

    1. Ericdierker profile image43
      Ericdierkerposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Very nicely laid out. But something made me question a thought. I think of my four children and their rebellion against me and how wonderful they are in their unconditional love of me. Maybe just a confusion via that "Father, Son and Spirit" in one.

    2. dianetrotter profile image68
      dianetrotterposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Praise God!  Thank you!  Many don't understand belief unto salvation.

    3. wba108@yahoo.com profile image79
      wba108@yahoo.composted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Eric- Thanks for your comments. It is true that our kids usually go through the rebel stage but love us in the midst of it.

    4. dianetrotter profile image68
      dianetrotterposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      It is good that Eric is a wonderful father.  There are some terrible fathers and some deceased.  Our heavenly Father is able to forgive sin and give eternal life.  It is good that there are godly fathers even though they are not God the Father.


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