Date Written: AD 85
Key People: John, Jesus
Summary: The Apostle John was an old man when he wrote this letter. John encouraged his readers to consider their faith. He warned them of false teachers who would try to deceive them. And he urged them to measure their maturity by their love and care for one another, reminding us all that we can love others only because God first loved us. The promise of eternal life comes through knowing Jesus. And believers are to abide in Jesus Christ, put off sin, practice righteousness, love one another, put off worldliness, and keep His commandments.
About Jesus: He who believes in the name of the Son of God has eternal life. Those who reject Jesus, the Son of God, do not have life.