1 John 1:6,8,10
waldoslusher at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 11 23:20:53 EDT 2002
The following quote was taken from an article I came
across on the Internet. Can anyone tell me if the
words supplied in the [brackets] are legitimate.
The passage under consideration is 1 John 1:6ff:
Although the heretics believed they lived in a perfect
state because they possessed a gnosis through
mystical communion with God, they were actually
living a life of sin. Kubo believes the authors
statement in 1:6 addresses this heretical claim when
it says, If we say that we have fellowship with him
and yet walk in the darkness, we lie. Kubo sees 1:8
and 10 as also addressing the heretics, and in
parallel construction with v. 6. He says verses 8 and
10 should be qualified by saying, If we say that we
have no sin [and walk in darkness], we are deceiving
ourselves (1:8) and If we say that we have not
sinned [and walk in darkness], we make him a liar
Verses 8 and 10 should be "qualified" by carrying
forward the words from vs. 6 to verses 8 and 10.
I must admit I like this, but simply do not have the
background to accept or refute. Please help.
(where we still have snow)
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