Already But Not Yet
1 John 3:1-3
Preliminary Thoughts I think there are two things at work here: 1) an affirmation of the current sta...
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Preliminary Thoughts I think there are two things at work here: 1) an affirmation of the current state of true believers (they are indeed children of God), and 2) a call to the proper response (forward-looking purification, as opposed to those who claim to have no sin and perhaps see this as the fullness of life) I realize that Situation/Response in verse 1 probably isn't the most accurate description, but I am at a loss to describe it otherwise. Here's my thought process: We are set in a situation (truly being the children of God), and there is an explanation as to why another group would fail to grasp (respond negatively/ignorantly to) this truth. I attempted to see it as an Idea/Explanation, but John isn't explaining the previous statement. He is, however, explaining the response to the situation. Am I way off on this? Notes [1] "...did not know Him..." See John 8:19; 16:2-3 [2] "...what we will be..." What is that which we will be? And why does John make this point? We are not there yet. We do not exist in a sinless, perfected state - there is anticipation towards the future. [3] "...purifies himself as He is pure..." This hope does not lead to complacency, instead it drives purification of the believer, as he or she anticipates (and longs for) what "will be."
10000000004324 4324 Notes 2009-01-29 14:51:09 2009-01-30 17:56:29 Preliminary Thoughts I think there are two things at work here: 1) an affirmation of the current state of true believers (they are indeed children of God), and 2) a call to the proper response (forward-looking purification, as opposed to those who claim to have no sin and perhaps see this as the fullness of life) I realize that Situation/Response in verse 1 probably isn't the most accurate description, but I am at a loss to describe it otherwise. Here's my thought process: We are set in a situation (truly being the children of God), and there is an explanation as to why another group would fail to grasp (respond negatively/ignorantly to) this truth. I attempted to see it as an Idea/Explanation, but John isn't explaining the previous statement. He is, however, explaining the response to the situation. Am I way off on this? Notes [1] "...did not know Him..." See John 8:19; 16:2-3 [2] "...what we will be..." What is that which we will be? And why does John make this point? We are not there yet. We do not exist in a sinless, perfected state - there is anticipation towards the future. [3] "...purifies himself as He is pure..." This hope does not lead to complacency, instead it drives purification of the believer, as he or she anticipates (and longs for) what "will be." notes
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1 John 3:1-3
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ἴδετε ποταπὴν ἀγάπην δέδωκεν ἡμῖν ὁ πατὴρ
See what kind of love the Father has given to us,
ἵνα τέκνα θεοῦ κληθῶμεν
that we should be called children of God;
καὶ ἐσμέν
and so we are.
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ideaexplanation
διὰ τοῦτο ὁ κόσμος οὐ γινώσκει ἡμᾶς
The reason why the world does not know us [does not see our identity]
ὅτι οὐκ ἔγνω αὐτόν
is that it did not know him.[1]
situationresponse
ἀγαπητοί νῦν τέκνα θεοῦ ἐσμεν
Beloved, we are God's children now,
καὶ οὔπω ἐφανερώθη
and what we will be[2]
τί ἐσόμεθα οἴδαμεν
has not yet appeared;
temporal
ὅτι ἐὰν
but we know that when
φανερωθῇ
he appears
ὅμοιοι αὐτῷ ἐσόμεθα
we shall be like him,
actionresult
ὅτι ὀψόμεθα αὐτὸν καθώς ἐστιν
because we shall see him as he is.
ground
καὶ πᾶς ὁ ἔχων τὴν ἐλπίδα ταύτην ἐπ' αὐτῷ
And everyone who thus hopes in him
ἁγνίζει ἑαυτὸν
purifies himself[3]
καθὼς ἐκεῖνος ἁγνός ἐστιν
as he is pure.
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10000000004324 4324 Arc 2009-01-29 14:51:09 2009-01-30 17:56:29 editing 1 John 3 1 3 3 1 John 3:1-3 62 NT tisch esv i131021 i131022 i131023 i131006 ἴδετε ποταπὴν ἀγάπην δέδωκεν ἡμῖν ὁ πατὴρ See what kind of love the Father has given to us, i131024 i131007 ἵνα τέκνα θεοῦ κληθῶμεν that we should be called children of God; i131008 καὶ ἐσμέν and so we are. progression ideaexplanation 1 i131025 i131009 διὰ τοῦτο ὁ κόσμος οὐ γινώσκει ἡμᾶς The reason why the world does not know us [does not see our identity] i131010 ὅτι οὐκ ἔγνω αὐτόν is that it did not know him.[1] ideaexplanation 1 situationresponse 2 i131026 i131027 i131028 i131011 ἀγαπητοί νῦν τέκνα θεοῦ ἐσμεν Beloved, we are God's children now, i131029 i131012 καὶ οὔπω ἐφανερώθη and what we will be[2] i131013 τί ἐσόμεθα οἴδαμεν has not yet appeared; temporal 1 progression i131030 i131031 i131032 i131014 ὅτι ἐὰν but we know that when i131015 φανερωθῇ he appears temporal 1 1 i131016 ὅμοιοι αὐτῷ ἐσόμεθα we shall be like him, actionresult 2 i131017 ὅτι ὀψόμεθα αὐτὸν καθώς ἐστιν because we shall see him as he is. ground 1 i131033 i131018 καὶ πᾶς ὁ ἔχων τὴν ἐλπίδα ταύτην ἐπ' αὐτῷ And everyone who thus hopes in him i131034 i131019 ἁγνίζει ἑαυτὸν purifies himself[3] i131020 καθὼς ἐκεῖνος ἁγνός ἐστιν as he is pure. comparison 1 actionresult 2 inference 2 progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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