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1-3 John (IVP New Testament Commentary Series)
1-3 John (IVP New Testament Commentary Series) Marianne Meye Thompson 0830818197 9780830818198 When to fight and when to compromise are not always easy choices to make. Stubbornly defending the truth can easily end up in arrogance that discredits the
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1-3 John (IVP New Testament Commentary Series) by Marianne Meye Thompson

When to fight and when to compromise are not always easy choices to make. Stubbornly defending the truth can easily end up in arrogance that discredits the gospel, while too readily seeking middle ground can leave truth by the wayside.Torn by conflict and marred by schism, the congregation to whom John addressed his letters stood in need of his strong exhortations to love and unity within the bounds of truth. His word to them is well suited to the church today, confronted by controversies within and without that challenge its ability and will to stand for the truth in a pluralistic society.In this careful study of Johns letters, readers will find an introduction that discusses the letters occasion and purpose, authorship and date, order and theological themes. A passage-by-passage commentary follows that seeks to explain what each letter means for us today as well as what it meant for its original hearers.Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand Johns message for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.

Author: Marianne Meye Thompson

Language: English

Edition: First

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: IVP Academic

Publication Date: 1992-06-03

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Marianne Meye Thompson (Edition: First) Hardcover