1st John is the twenty-third book of the New Testament and the sixty-second book of Bible. It was the first epistle written by John the Apostle, being the second book of the Bible he had wrote. First John was written as a proclamation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ.
John addresses a variety of different groups in his epistle. In First John, John writes it for the children, because their sins have been forgiven. He also addresses the fathers because of their knowledge of God at the beginning, and the young men for overcoming sin with God.
It seems that foremost and firstly John is addressing the children throughout the entire book, more prominently than any other group. The children being addressed may refer to physical children as well as children of God.
John also seems to address the audience of the letter as his associates or friends.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1 John 1:3-4
- ↑ 1 John 2:1,12 (Link)
- ↑ 1 John 2:13 (Link)
- ↑ 1 John 2:14 (Link)
- ↑ 1 John 2:18,28; 3:7,18; 4:4;5:21 (Link)
- ↑ 1 John 3:2, Gal 3:26 (Link)
- ↑ 1 John 2:7; 3:2,21; 4:1,7,11 (Link)
- ↑ 1 John 1:13 (Link)