I began my “study” on 1 John yesterday. I really didn’t get very far.
1 John 1 was interesting merely because it correlates so much with John 1. And it left me wondering if it was written on purpose to be in correlation with John, or if it was merely a coincidence. That was really the only question for the first chapter.
1 John 2 is where I stayed at for some time. Allow me to quote some of my notes and questions:
1 John 2:1-6~~
Why does this seem so wishy washy? It’s like you can’t sin, but then again it’s okay if you do. But if you do, you aren’t following his commands which according to 1 John 2:4 we’d then be lying because apparently I can’t know god because then I’m not following his commands.
So which is it?
And then I continued with this:
1 John 2: 10~~ “Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.”
I like this. And here were my side notes: *Put others best interests first and dont do anything that may cause another to compromise their conscience or “to make him stumble” spiritually.
I need more friends like that!