1 John 5:6-9

In 1 John 5:6-9 John reminds us how we know that Jesus is the only Son of God – because God said so.  Not in a quiet way, but in a bold, announcing way. “And we know he is, because God said so with a voice from heaven when Jesus was baptized, and again as he was facing death—yes, not only at his baptism but also as he faced death”. In fact, God said so twice.  When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and then when He was hanging on the Cross.  Jesus is God’s Son.  It is not debateable.  God has validated it and made sure we know.  Jesus is the Son of God.

There were some in this day that questioned that truth.  They were looking for excuses to disregard Jesus’ teaching.  They wanted to do things their way, not God’s way.  But pretending something is not true doesn’t change it.  Ignoring what God has said doesn’t make it false.  What God said defines truth.  And He has made it clear that Jesus is not only His Son, but is the Savior for the world. Jesus is the only way, truth and life that addresses the sin problem that we have as humans. “We believe men who witness in our courts, and so surely we can believe whatever God declares. And God declares that Jesus is his Son”.

Still some wrestle with the truth.  They just can’t accept the fact that Jesus is God’s Son and Savior for us all.  They don’t want to submit to the truth and the requirements of obedience that go with it.  So they deny it and attempt to destroy truth.  “All who believe this know in their hearts that it is true. If anyone doesn’t believe this, he is actually calling God a liar because he doesn’t believe what God has said about his Son”.  But they can’t truly dispute what God has said.  Their flimsy attempts merely turn out to be some name calling that God is a liar, but it doesn’t change the truth.  Jesus is God’s Son.

The message God gives us is simple and yet profound.  He has told us that we have a sin problem.  He’s told us that the sin problem will lead us to death, and that death means eternal separation from Him.  He’s told us that He loves us.  He’s told us that He made a way to deal with our sin, not by ignoring the price that sin carries of death, but by providing a sacrifice on the Cross to pay the penalty and provide us a way to eternal life with Him.  “And what is it that God has said? That he has given us eternal life and that this life is in his Son”. That solution is Jesus.  He alone is the source of eternal life.  He alone is the Savior of mankind.  God said it, and that settles it.  Jesus is the way!

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