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The Great Evidence of Salvation

True Knowledge; True Assurance

Jul 27, 2014

by: Robert Pruitt Series: True Knowledge; True Assurance | Category: 1, 2, 3 John | Scripture: 1 John 2:9–2:11 | Tags: Doctrine, Sermons, Gospel, Holiness, Love, Sanctification, Assurance

I.  Words are often contradicted by actions, especially in the spiritual realm.  (1 John 2:9, 11)

     A.  The claim.  (2:9)

          "I am in the light"

     B.  The activity.  (2:9b, 11a)

          "hates his brother"

     C.  The reality.  (2:9c, 11b)

          "is still in darkness"  (This in spite of what is claimed.)

     D.  The result.  (2:11c)

          "walks in darkness"

II.  Actions give proof to the reality of words spoken.  (1 John 2:10)

     A.  The activity.

          "Whoever loves his brother."  The Bible knows nothing of a real claim to love, that does not manifest itself in actions indicative of love.  Real, Christ-like love always acts for the good of those who are loved.

     B.  The reality.

          "is in the light"

     C.  The result.

          "in him there is no cause for stumbling."