Greek Flashcards – Chapter 1
by Jeremy Johnson, B.A.
Before evaluating John’s central burden of his letter found in 1:5-2:6, it is necessary to first look at the immediate context in which this pericope is found. Coming immediately after the introduction to the letter, the author lays his claims only after establishing his authority to do so. In the opening verses of the letter, John associates himself with other eyewitnesses who had firsthand experience with the resurrected, incarnate, Word of Life. He claims to be among those who have eyewitness testimony concerning the God-man and so his witness is true. This message, which was from the beginning, which he had touched and seen and heard, is what he was to…[more]