We Know

And we know 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, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
1 John 5:20–21
We Know
We live in a day and age where reality T.V. shows are scripted, the news is fake, and the science is settled. Even more concerning is that in our world today, life begins whenever individuals desire it to, marriage is redefined to mean whatever we want it to mean, and biological truth when concerning male and female is better interpreted by 5-year-olds as opposed to their parents. Yet in the middle of all the noise and nonsense, Jesus gives understanding. This understanding is given through the Scriptures. Jesus gives us the understanding to know God because He reveals God to us. Jesus is the true God. We know this because Scripture bears witness to the fact that Jesus is divine and that eternal life is given through Him. This has been the whole point of John’s epistle. He is the true God and eternal life.  Knowing that we have eternal life in Jesus gives us the confidence to ask for anything, especially forgiveness. Not only can we be confident of our own forgiveness in Him who is the genuine Savior and the true God, but we can also pray even for our brother who sins and be certain that God desires his repentance and life because of Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
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