August 29, 2013
1 John 2:5 says, "But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him."
But there are just a few key questions that need to be asked.
Whose love is John focused on? Is it the love of God from man to God? Or is it the love of God from God to man? If the love of God means our love for God, then we are the ones who make ourselves "perfected in Him." But, if the love of God means the love from God, then God alone brings us to be "perfected in Him."
The answer has to be one or the other. Which one is it?
The following is a study of 1 John 3:1-3.