I John 3:4-10

John moves on from his celebration of our status as the children of God to discuss the ramifications of that status.  This passage on first reading appears to set a standard of perfection for the believer that is hard to reconcile with John’s statements about sin at the end of Chapter 1.  How can we […]

I John 2:29-3:3

After taking on the heretics directly in 2:18-23 and reassuring believers in 24-28, John pauses for the second time in the letter to celebrate our standing before God.  In 2:12-14 he reminded us that our sins are forgiven and we know God and have overcome the evil one.  Here he rejoices with us that we […]