F I R S T J O H N.
In this chapter the apostle asserts, I. The
dignity of believers, ver.
1. II. Their obligation to love, and the trial of it,
ver. 1-3. III. Their
victory, ver. 4, 5. IV.
The credibility and confirmation of their faith, ver. 6-10. V. The advantage of their faith
in eternal life, ver.
11-13. VI. The audience of their prayers, unless for
those who have sinned unto death, ver. 14-17. VII. The preservation from sin
and Satan, ver. 18. VIII.
Their happy distinction from the world, ver. 19. IX. Their true knowledge of God
(ver. 20), upon which they
must depart from idols, ver.