1 John 3-5

Of the New Testament writers, it may be that the apostle John would have the greatest claim to intimacy with Jesus (cf. John 13.23; 21.20).  He was an eyewitness of the events of Jesus life—including His Transfiguration, death and resurrection (John 19.25-27; 20.3-10; 21.20-23). Pastoral remorse may have filled John’s … Continue reading

1 John 1-2

With the passing of time, doctrinal error increased in the church (cf. 1 Tim 4.1-5; 2 Pet 2.1-3).  It may be that the apostle John was part of a community of churches centered around the city of Ephesus.  It may be that these believers used the Gospel of John as … Continue reading