The first chapter of 1 John begins with words for which one can hardly mistake the author, for it sounds a lot like the beginning of John’s gospel.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us…
In chapter 2, John calls Christ “our advocate” in the same way that he is spoken of in Hebrews 7:23-28. In verses 7-11, he also stresses emphasis on the importance the Lord places on brotherly love. The “antichrists” he writes about in this chapter are not some end-times figure. He was speaking about people, some of whom had been believers with them, who had lost their way and were now teaching lies rather than the truth. He makes that plain in verse 26, when he says that he is writing about “those who are trying to deceive you.”
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