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The Son of God and Eternal Life

View daily reading plan: 1 John 5.10-12

Witness to the identity of the Lord Jesus as the Son of God could not be firmer, as expressed in previous verses, for “a three-fold cord is not quickly broken” (Eccl 4.12). To those who believe that record, God gives assurance within. “The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God” (Rom 8.16, RV).

The seriousness of refusing to believe a record that God has given is obvious; it is to allege that the God “that cannot lie” (Titus 1.2) is a liar! “Let God be true, but every man a liar” (Rom 3.4).

This internal confirmatory record relates to the fact that “God hath given to us eternal life”, a quality and extent of life that is inexorably bound up with His Son, and hence, “He that hath the Son hath life” (v.12). Again, there are echoes from John’s Gospel: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” (3.36). The converse truth must be alarming for the unbelieving sinner, “he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”.

Saturday, 18 May, 2024

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