CHRIST PROPITIATES THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD
First John 1:1 to 2:3
“If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father — Jesus Christ the righteous. And He is the Propitiation for our sins — and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole World.”5498
In this wonderful Epistle, John the Apostle wrote to Christians about the glory of the Lord Jesus. That is to be seen in the great scope and results of His atonement on the cross.
The date of this writing, is uncertain. It was probably inscripturated around or after A.D. 66.
First. John draws attention to the essential divinity of the Saviour. The Lord, he maintained, was “from the beginning”5499 — yes, even “in the beginning” (as the Apostle had written also in his Gospel).5500 Therefore, He Himself was, and is, and ever shall be — even from before the beginning.