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comment What are the interpretive options in 1 John 5:2?
Right, but my question is why 5:2 seems to say the opposite of that. Elsewhere he says that love for God is evidenced by love for one another, as you are explaining here, but in 5:2 he says the opposite; that we know that we love one another when we love God and keep His commandments (which he defines elsewhere as loving one another). Anyway, my question is not "can you make this fit", but "are there other interpretive options".
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comment What are the interpretive options in 1 John 5:2?
Thank you for the time you put into this, but I don't think you answered my question. I am wondering if there are other interpretive options. The conflict I am seeing is that John very intentionally presents "love for one another" as the external evidence of love for God, but now he almost seems to reverse that, creating a circular argument that leaves the reader wondering what evidence they can actually look at to be sure of where they are at. Hopefully that helps clarify...?
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comment What are the interpretive options in 1 John 5:2?
@Susan You seem very interested in 1 John. Are you writing a translation or commentary on the book, or teaching through it? Or are your questions just for personal enrichment?
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comment What are the “lower parts” in Ephesians 4:9?
@Susan Regarding the variants, my logic is as follows. The history of Variant 1 seems to suggest that later tradition took it as appositional, not partitive. Variant 2 appears in many of the same later documents, suggesting that even though they added the word "parts", such an addition did not suggest that they took the genitive as partitive.
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answered “Convince our conscience” or “reassure our heart” in 1 John 3:19?
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comment What did Paul call Christians?
Great work. Thanks!
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comment Who is the “man of lawlessness” in 2 Thess 2?
Read Matt. 24. It's pretty hard not to see this as a reminder of what Jesus taught there.
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answered What is the meaning of the shift from present to aorist in 1 John 2:12-14?
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comment Were 1 John and John’s gospel written by the same person?
Great question. I'll post an answer if I get time, but for what it's worth, I think the internal evidence not only supports the idea, but virtually demands it.