1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched —this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. He is the Lover of our soul, and He loves us with an everlasting love. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. In moments of depression, we might wish that immediately upon our New Birth we were granted the administration of our Supernaturalisation Papers and were there and then transported to our now native country up yonder. 1 John 4:17. Ryan Shelton Oct 18, 2015 1.5K Shares Sermon. 1:1, 2 we have seen and testify that # See John 3:17 the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of # See ch. John 13:1-17 . Their farms shared a property line, and for generations their families had lived next to one another. Why do we need to confess our sins in they have already been forgiven (1 John 1:9)? It is impossible to face the dogma of eternal separation from God without facing the dogma of Redemption. Thus the isolation of articles is perilous. [John 5:21; John 5:29] But clearly there are three Resurrection scenes which may be discriminated in those words. Any which is isolated is in danger itself, and leaves the others exposed. Yet, here it stands in the word of God. Let others see Jesus in you. 1 John 4:17. Comp. 20:2; 2:3; Lk 23:12; Acts 7:9; Ro 12:15; 1Jn 1:6. By nature, indeed, we dread the presence of God, and that justly; for, as he is the Judge of the world, and our sins hold us guilty, death and hell must come to our minds whenever we think of God. If man is under the government of God, human history is a drama, long drawn, and of infinite variety, with inconceivably numerous actors. 5:5; [Rom. What does "this" refer to? 1 JOHN 4:17. Ð½Ð¾ Ð¾ ÑÐ¾Ð¼, ÑÐºÐ¾Ð»Ñ ÑÑÑÐ°ÑÐµÐ½ Ð±Ð¾Ð¶ÐµÑÑÐ²ÐµÐ½Ð½ÑÐ¹ ÑÑÐ´, Ð³Ð´Ðµ Ð¥ÑÐ¸ÑÑÐ¾Ñ Ð½Ðµ Ð¿ÑÐ¸ÑÑÑÑÑÐ²ÑÐµÑ Ð² ÐºÐ°ÑÐµÑÑÐ²Ðµ ÐÐ¾ÑÑÐµÐ´Ð½Ð¸ÐºÐ°. Revivalism is thence fatally bound at once to follow the tide of emotion, and to increase the volume of the waters by which it is swept along. The love of God is perfected with us, in communion with us, through our abiding in Him and He in us. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. And the seventh article of the Apostles’ Creed must pass into the limbo of exploded superstition. True theology (the study of God) is not a dry, impractical course in doctrine—it is an exciting day-by-day experience that makes us Christlike!… Positionally, we are right now “as He is.” We are so closely identified with Christ, as members of His body, that our position in this world is like His exalted position in heaven. Let us draw to a definite point our considerations upon the Judgment, and the Apostle’s sweet encouragement for the "day of wrath, that dreadful day." Society without the General Judgment would be a chaos of random facts, a thing without rational retrospect or definite end-i.e., without God. Then in the first place, he shews to what purpose God has in love embraced us, and how we enjoy that grace manifested to us in Christ. (1-6) Brotherly love enforced. 1 JOHN 4:17. 1 John 4:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB). John 4 is the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Thus, many men deny the truth of a punishment which involves final separation from God. One, in chapter two, we found that because we love Him and belong to Him we live in obedience to His Word. So the meaning of the first clause of 1 John 4:17 would go like this: “In this, that is in your love for each other, God’s love is put into action and so reaches its appointed goal.