Talk over with someone else what it means today to deny that Jesus is the Christ. Can you give examples from our society in Australia today? In John’s day these were people who were inside the perimeter of the Church.
* Mighty God, giver of life and of all good things. Please bless us today with Your word written on our hearts.
“Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son hast eh Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.”
John has a clear picture of the One True God in Three Persons – And he continues to point us to the reality of what this means.
No one who denies the Son has the Father.
Have you ever met anyone who believes that Jesus might have been someone important, but that He is not God?
John is writing to God’s people to warn them of this false teaching, this deception.
And it is a very confronting truth that John speaks here, that those who deny the Son do not have the Father, and are not in Him.
For those people who believe that Jesus is not God, then this word is for them. A hard word. But true.
For us who know this truth, we are to stand guard against this terrible lie, and to point those who believe the lie to Jesus.
Because Jesus is the answer. He always is.
* God Almighty,
Thank You for this letter from John. May You teach us from it today.
Please help us to stand for Your truth each day, to be found rooted and steadfast in You.
Help us please Lord God to clearly confess You, to confess the Son and abide in the Father.