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An intensive study of the book of I John can be a rewarding experience, for despite its brevity, it is a book that is rich in practical and devotional thought. It is one of the most personal and intimate of the New Testament writings and has the effect of drawing the reader close to God. It is strongly doctrinal without being dry and it is relevant to the daily life of the Christian believer. For instance it provides answers to such questions as& what is involved in walking in the light? Is it possible to live without sin? Is there forgiveness if one does sin? What is meant by not loving the world? Can the believer be assured of salvation now? These are some of the reasons why a study of I John is so beneficial.
Swann, Patricia, "An Exposition of 1 John with an Emphasis on the Anti-Gnostic Elements" (1980). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 361.