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Salvation in the Johannine Epistles

Show simple item record Van der Merwe, D.G. 2019-12-04T08:21:28Z 2019-12-04T08:21:28Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, D.G., 2004, Salvation in the Johannine Epistles, Hervormde Teologiese Studies 60 (1 & 2), 533-554. en
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050
dc.description.abstract This article attempts to compile a soteriology in the Johannine Epistles. Circumstances and false teachings that might have influenced the theological doctrine and ethical behaviour of the community are constructed. The article argues that aspects which led to the reported schism, determine the structure and content of the soteriology. In the Johannine Epistles the “elder” teaches only basic aspects of soteriology. They are presented from theocentric and christocentric perspectives that are closely interwoven with different themes. The article demonstrates that soteriology is metaphorically presented from the perspective of the conduct of God the Father, reflecting a paternalistic Old Testament image of a household. The elder refers to three of God's characteristics: light (1:5), justice (2:29), and love (4:8). Believers have to direct their lives according to these characteristics once they have been born as children into the family of God and have experienced “eternal life.” en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BB Print en
dc.subject Circumstances en
dc.subject Schism en
dc.subject Soteriology en
dc.subject Metaphoric language en
dc.subject Righteous en
dc.subject Light en
dc.subject Love of God en
dc.title Salvation in the Johannine Epistles en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en

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