1 John 5:20 NIV 2011
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
John’s letter to believers in Asia Minor began and ended with the same information. Jesus was with God in the beginning and returned to the Father. He restated eternal truths that “we know.” Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5, “Who is that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” Faith in Jesus gives Scriptural understanding. Luke 24:45, “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” 1 John 5:11, “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” Faith in Jesus Christ gives eternal life.
During a dinner conversation with my niece last night, she shared the opportunities she’d had while visiting friends in Japan. Breaking down what Jesus did on the cross for sinners was hard when many words we use were unknown to her friend. Salvation, redemption, resurrection and sinners were words that were unfamiliar to this friend, thus the need to use others to explain Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross. Using God’s Word, I can daily share Jesus gives eternal life.
Who needs to know God’s eternal truths?
Sharing Jesus saves,