JOHN-1 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 5
JOHN-1 TOTAL VERSES: 105
TOTAL WORDS: 2,523
DATE WRITTEN: 90 AD
The Reality of the Incarnation. Living In Love. Exhortation to Christian love and conduct.
John, False teachers, Ist-centuary Christians, Gaius.
BOOK OF JOHN-1 KEY VERSES:
1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
3:6: No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
4:4: You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
5:13: I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
The author of this Book is John son of Zebedee. The apostle of Jesus and the author of the Gospel of John and the book of Revelation. He was a first Cousin of Jesus. The letter is difficult to date with certainty but is likely written around 85-95 AD. John was mostly in Ephesus and this letter was most probably corresponded to the churches around Asia Minor. John cites no addressee and includes no special greetings that normally are found in first century letters. However, John frequently refers to “my dear children” suggesting that he is addressing to first or second generation Christians. This letter was written to a community who faced heresy. John teaches how to step in the light and also to keep in remembrance the sacrifice which the Lord Jesus Christ made for them. False teachers were trying to mislead the first-century Christians by denying many things including the true humanity of Jesus Christ. The view that Jesus was not truly human was a belief of false teachers called Gnostics. Gnosticism is a philosophy which states that matter is evil and spirit is good. While the Gospel of John was composed to establish that Jesus was God, John-1 was written to confirm Jesus was a real human too. And also to ascertain believers of Salvation in Christ.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. Christ is Light. God is Light, Therefore walk in the Light. Need for confessing sins. If we walk in the light, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
Chapter#2. Christ is Light. Jesus, a sacrifice for pleasing God. Keeping The New Commandment. Do not love the world. Whoever loves his brother dwells in the light. Do not love the world. Departure Of The False Teachers.
Chapter#3. Christ is Love. God Is Love, So Love One Another. God’s children versus the Devil’s. God is greater than our hearts. We apprehend love because he set down his life for us.
Chapter#4. Christ is Love. How To Recognize The Spirit Of God. Knowing and loving God. He sent his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. If we live in love, God lives in us. Keeping God’s Commands.
Chapter#5. Christ is Life. God has provided us eternal life in the Son. Confidence in the power of prayer. God gave us eternal life in his Son. The Certainty Of God’s Testimony. Keep from idols.