2013-01-20 - The Evidence for Belief
The Epistles of John ~ Part 88 ~ 1 John 5
1 John 56a: John wants to make it very clear, just what it means to believe in Christ. As we have previously noted, the false prophets then, and now, are serving a different Christ.
"For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:4,13).
The key to a biblical understanding of Christ is accepting His being part of the Tri-unity of the Godhead, and His propitiatory work on the cross. He shed His blood to pay the price of our sin. He came by water and blood. Too many of those who teach a false doctrine of Christ say that His teachings are fine, but His shed blood isn't necessary.
To be continued.