Books of the Bible

First John

The book of First John in the BibleThe book of First John was written by Jesusdisciple John, who also wrote the John. As such there are many similarities between the two books. He is also the author of Second John, Third John, and Revelation.

First John is written more as a sermon than a letter. It’s purpose is to reassure the followers of Jesus of their eternal standing with him.

In reading this book, look for the reoccurring theme of love, which is mentioned twenty-four times. Other repeated words to pay attention to are hate (five times), truth (eleven times), spirit (eight times), liar (five times), and fellowship (three times).

By Peter DeHaan

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