We write to you about the Word of Life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our own eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. When this Life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the Eternal Life which was with the Father and was made known to us. What we have seen and heard we announce to you also, so that you will join with us in the fellowship that we have with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:1-3
John, an Apostle, of the Lord Jesus Christ, was addressing the TRUE BELIEVERS of his time. Who were the objects of the antichrists or false teachers, who denied the INCARNATION of Jesus Christ, the Word of Life.
John tells his readers, the reason for his letter to them. First, let us look at the title, the WORD of LIFE, which John has ascribed to Jesus, and rightly so. In John 1:1, John stated: “In the beginning the WORD already existed; the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.” Verse four says: “The WORD was the Source of LIFE, and this LIFE brought light to people.” In verse fourteen, John says: “The WORD became a human being and, full of GRACE and TRUTH, lived among us. We saw His glory, the glory which He received as the Father’s only Son. This description pretty much describes the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the LIVING GOD.
John wanted his readers to KNOW that JESUS came in FLESH and BLOOD, as a MAN, who dwelt among mankind, for the PURPOSE of SEEKING and SAVING the LOST. The LIGHT of LIFE, brought LIGHT and LIFE to those LIVING in the DARKNESS of their SINS.
John wanted the TRUE BELIEVERS to KNOW that he and the other disciples, had FIRST-HAND, PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. He said that they HEARD IT, SEEN IT with their own eyes, and even TOUCHED IT with their own hands. Not ONLY is Jesus the WORD of LIFE, He is LIFE, ETERNAL LIFE. It is because of HIM that mankind can EXPERIENCE that ETERNAL LIFE, and be able to have FELLOWSHIP with FATHER GOD and His SON, JESUS CHRIST. In John 14:6, Jesus says: “I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one goes to the Father except by Me.” Jesus, the WORD of LIFE, is the ONLY WAY to ETERNAL LIFE with God. Have you ACCEPTED the WORD of LIFE, as your SAVIOR and LORD? If not you are living in DARKNESS and will be spending your ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY OF ESCAPE. You are NOW being given the OPPORTUNITY to ACCEPT Him. This is what you MUST do to be able to have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN. You MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then you MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be able to have SWEET FELLOWSHIP with FATHER GOD and His SON, the WORD of LIFE, Jesus Christ. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!