For the Christian there are always questions to be asked and, although you understand faith is a big part of the answer we want to know, both in our mind and our soul. Tim Senter has answered the one overarching question for the Christian, how can I know I'm saved? Pastor Senter extracts these truths from the loving apostle's first letter. John's churches in the first century were under satanic attack. Satan was using the darts of man's intellect and Roman philosophy. Silver tongued speakers with silk words and soothing voices claimed knowledge was the key to salvation. They sound convincing, like they know what they're talking about. John takes this empty faithless belief apart. He makes it personal. John says, "...we have heard...we have seen with our eyes, we have looked upon, and our hands have handled." Christian, that is where your assurance begins, not in pure thought, but a growing personal relationship that begins in your soul and drives a mind to purity of thought and action.Pastor Senter interlaces rich illustrations from his life throughout the book. These illustrations clearly depict how we sometimes operate in our Chirstian life. Darkness and light, hate and love, ginosko (taught knowledge) and oida (heartfelt knowledge) are all glaring opposites to John. He uses these to depict the vast differences between God and the world under the curse. Explore and discover John's message of confidence, joy, fellowship and love in your salvation. Be assured you oida (know) your going to Heaven before you ginosko (know) your savior in the scriptures.
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A believers book. Keep your bible open and learn a lot. Pastor Tim often hits the spot. Page 422 is a good example "We are called to love His children, folks. Our scripture here makes love for others a mark of how much we love God." The glossary is helpful. Pastor Tim makes it clear that you are to become LIKE Christ not just be liking Christ.