Through the Bible in a Year – June 2nd

The scheme for May – June can be found here

2 Sa 8-10; 1 Jn 4-5; Psalm 41

John in is letter as we have already seen makes much of the incarnation. He begins by declaring that which the Apostles had seen and touched.

He goes on to make this the touchstone of discernment – ‘every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God’

So much of what passes for faith nowadays, amongst both conservative and liberal Christians – teeters dangerously in this regard. For many ‘Jesus’ is reduced to a principle, a set of doctrines or beliefs – such that if you take but a moment to consider what is said, the Incarnation is sidelined, and so is Christ. The gospel becomes a set of words and Jesus largely disappears from the picture.

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