"Liar, Liar, Liar"

Texts: "If we saywe lie and do not practice the truth" (1 John 1:6).
           "He who saysis a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:4).
           "If someone sayshe is a liar" (1 John 4:20).

Thought:  In this hard-hitting and straightforward Epistle, the Apostle John is confronting error and lies that misrepresent the true nature of the Christian life.

After he presents himself as an authoritative witness to the "Word of life," (Jesus Christ Himself and eternal life in Him), he lets his readers know of his desire and purpose in writing. He wants his readers to share true "fellowship" with the Apostle himself (and those with him), and this is a fellowship that is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. So, positively, John is presenting truths that will lead his readers into true fellowship with the Lord. Let's call this fellowship "walking in the light," which is one of the phrases that John uses.  

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