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The Epistles of John were written to encourage believers in the face of false teachings and to assure them that they were indeed following the truth of Christ.
Believers still face the temptation to conform the gospel to current fashions of thought, just as they did in the time of John. In this careful verse-by-verse exposition, F.F. Bruce brings out the message of John's three short letters, which are as relevant today as when they were written. "The one effective antidote to worldliness," Bruce says, "is to have one's heart so filled with the Father's love that it has no room for any love that is incompatible with that."
Drawing on his years of scholarship, Bruce presents the meaning of these three epistles in a straightforward and understandable way, touching only lightly on textual, critical, and linguistic questions. "An excellent guide," said Christianity Today. Bruce "speaks up with grace and clarity," said The Christian Century.
This volume is available individually, or as part of the F.F. Bruce Collection, which brings together many classic works from this prolific author, including commentary volumes, scholarly discussions, and popular works accessible to readers of all levels.
F.F. Bruce (1910-1990), known as the dean of evangelical scholarship, had a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. A prolific writer, his commentary volumes and other works are considered classics. His work New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable was selected by Christianity Today as one of the top 50 books of all time which shaped evangelicals. Bruce combined an immense contribution to evangelical scholarship with a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He used his great knowledge to explain the Bible simply and clearly.