Did Jesus Claim to Be the "I Am" in John 18.6? [1 page]
by Jay Dicken rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
To understand why those who came to arrest Jesus drew back and fell to the ground, we must discern what they expected might happen when they encountered Jesus.
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Commentary on 1 John 4.1-3
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, and John Lynn [3 pages]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
Many Christians use the above verses in an attempt to prove that one must believe that Jesus is God in order to be saved. We assert that this is not at all what the verses are saying. To understand them, it is most important that we read what is written, and not add our interpolation to the text. Then, to really understand why they were written the way they are, we must understand the cultural context in which they were written, as well as the overall context of 1 John itself.