2012-06-17 - Living in a Fallen World
The Epistles of John ~ Part 43 ~ 1 John 3
However, there are struggles in the life of the believer. Some come from living in a fallen world. Because the world hates God, it will hate His children.
John now presents a very important concept. First, to sin is to break God's Law. The law encompasses at least all of the five books of Moses. But John is probably referring to Christ's summary of the Law: love God, and love one another. The punishment for violating the law is death.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23)."
To be continued.