Right To Know: Died For Our Sins – Perfection

1John 1
Jesus died for our sins.  Salvation from sin comes through Jesus alone and people absolutely have the right to know this.  But, we certainly can’t convince anyone that they have a need for salvation unless they’re first convinced they’ve sinned.  An illustration of this serious problem could be found in a case of someone with cancer who is unaware of it.  In such a case, why in the world would they even consider the treatment?  Therefore, one question we must consider is “How do we lovingly and factually share with someone that they are a sinner like us if they don’t believe in sin?”

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Right To Know: Died For Our Sins – Hard Evidence

1John 1
Again, we have the apostle John talking about, among other things, what was in the beginning and the ideas of light and darkness (cf. John 1:1-14).  But he takes a different tack here in his first letter written somewhere between 85-95 AD.  He immediately turns to the evidence that he personally has as the foundation for his writing; ‘…what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands…’ (1:1 NASB).  This is not some philosophical or theological construct he is talking about but rather a life that he was personally involved with.  He has the evidence of what he heard, what he saw, what he looked at and what he touched.  He is pointing to ‘hard evidence’ that this man Jesus was who He claimed to be and that He is who John is proclaiming Him to be.

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