Serving Jesus in Our Community

Bible Notes

1 John 5:6-12 (21.12.21)

1 John 5:6-12
6 This is the one who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9 We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

As I said on Sunday, scholars debate exactly what the water and blood represent here, but however they’re understood, whether to do with his nativity and natural birth, baptism, crucifixion or communion, the end result is the same, John wants us to know that God the Father approves and verifies all that Jesus said and did – and the end result of this? If we place our trust in Jesus, we have the gift of eternal life, no ifs or buts, a life lived in relationship with him now and continuing beyond the grave into the age to come.

Thank you Father that we are secure in our relationship with you.

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