2013-02-22 - The Evidence for Belief
The Epistles of John ~ Part 98 ~ 1 John 5
1 John 5: 6a: 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.