For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The <strong>C</strong><strong>rossway Classic Commentaries</strong> present the very best work on individual Bible books, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness for today's believers.
John's epistles have enriched and equipped followers of Christ down through the centuries. The themes—such as walking in the truth, acknowledging our proneness to sin, being wary of the lies of antichrist, and denying ourselves the empty enticements of the world—continue to be invaluable for the people of God.
This classic commentary will help contemporary Christians obtain a deeper understanding of the letters of John and experience a growing godliness in the process.
About the Author
JOHN CALVIN (1509–1564) was perhaps the preeminent theologian of the Reformation. Known best for his Institutes of the Christian Religion, he also wrote landmark expositions on most of the books in the Bible.
Building upon a stream of exact exegesis beginning with the Reformation, MATTHEW HENRY (1662–1714) achieved a standard of applied analysis that has long marked his work as superior. He is best known for his seven-volume commentary on the Bible, which C. H. Spurgeon declared was "rich in analogies . . . superabundant in reflections . . . suitable to everybody, instructive to all."
Alister McGrath (PhD, University of Oxford) is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, president of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and senior research fellow at Harris Manchester College in Oxford. He is also a noted author and coeditor of Crossway's Classic Commentaries series.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.