The Epistles of John
A Verse-by-Verse Exposition
The Epistles of John, addressed to the Asian Christians at the end of the first century, were written to encourage believers in the face of false teachings and to assure them that they were indeed following the truth of Christ. The temptation to conform the gospel to current fashions of thought is as real today as it was in the time of John.
In this careful verse-by-verse exposition, based on the Revised Version of 1881, F.F. Bruce brings out the message of John’s three short letters for today as well as for when they were written. He denounces, for instance, “political, social or economic presuppositions which are inconsistent with the Father’s love” as “one form or worldliness.” Drawing on his years of scholarship, Bruce presents the meaning of the epistles in a straightforward and understandable way, touching only lightly on textual, critical, and linguistic questions. An Amazon reviewer said, “ I found that I have a much fuller understanding of the Johannine epistles as a whole and am able to better make sense of them as a result of this book.”
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