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“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”
 
This is the true God and eternal life
John comes to the summary climax of his epistle – the declaration of Jesus Christ as the “true God and eternal life.”  The incarnate Christ is the true God (Jn 1:1, 14) and eternal life (1 Jn 1:2; 2:25; 5:11-13). 
PRINCIPLE: 
The Son of God is God almighty. 
APPLICATION: 
Jesus is God Himself.  He is true deity.  As such He carries eternal life.  He shares that eternal life with all who know Him.  Note these passages on the deity of Christ:
Mi 5: 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.”
Jn 1: 1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
Jn 1: 10 “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.”
Jn 17: 5And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
Jn 20: 28 “And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’”
Ac 20: 28 “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”
Co 2: 9 “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”
1 Ti 3: 16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory.”
Ti 2: 11 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”
2 Pe 1: 1 “Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ…”
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