“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son
to be the Savior of the world.”
~1 John 4:14~
John always sounds so profound and at peace.
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”
That Jesus is the Son of God seems to me one of the most basic Christian truths. There’s nothing new here, nothing profound here.
“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us…”
So why has my mind latched on to this Son phrase? Why does this matter?
What makes the identity of Jesus so important?
“God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
How is love tied to the confession of Christ–not just a man, not just a teacher, not just good guy who taught us to love?
Other world religions seek union with the Divine, but Christianity is the only world religion to provide it.
If Christ is God’s Son, then the Son is related. He is the blood-bond that God gives to man. He is the tie by which humans find God.
The Father and Son have an unbreakable connection.
In Jesus I am connected to God, related to God, reunited with God.
In Jesus God is loved and known.