Understanding the Scriptures
|That which was from the beginning (v. 1)||Jesus Christ|
|For the life was manifested (v. 2)||Jesus Christ lived in the flesh|
|The propitiation for (v. 2)||The sacrifice that pays for|
|Anointing (v. 27)||Gift of the Holy Ghost|
1 John 2:1—“If Any Man Sin, We Have an Advocate”
1 John 2:18–19, 22—Antichrists
The antichrists that John referred to are those who left the Church and stopped believing in Jesus Christ.
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study 1 John 1–2.
What Did He Mean?
President Ezra Taft Benson explained, “Just as a man does not really desire food until he is hungry, so he does not desire the salvation of Christ until he knows why he needs Christ. No one adequately and properly knows why he needs Christ until he understands and accepts the doctrine of the Fall and its effect upon all mankind (in Conference Report, Apr. 1987, 106; or Ensign, May 1987, 85).
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