In the introduction to this book, John gave pieces of his own story as supports for the humanity of Jesus. He used artistry gradually revealing Christ’s character. The fifth verse appropriately placed God the Father at the pinnacle of goodness. In no manner is God diluted by evil. While God is not diluted humanity is deluded.
When I wrote about verse 5 I wrote of those who were not claiming a relationship with Christ. In chapter one’s final five verses, John will put his word skills on display yet again by revealing how people claim relationship with God but have alternate views of sin. Jesus came and by his teachings and through his livings put our unrighteousness on display. Verses 6 through 10 give people’s reaction to sin, that three letter word for missing the mark, being unrighteous. [Read more…]