I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. (1 John 2:21–22, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “Jesus is the Christ.” This is the truth claim that John, the disciple that probably knew Christ the best, is making. Any claim that denies this is a lie. Elsewhere is his epistle John states that this is the spirit of the anti-Christ, which was present in John’s day but is increasing in influence in ours. As we knew and were forewarned that it would.
But what does this truth claim, “Jesus is the Christ” mean? The person best equipped to answer that question is Jesus Himself, who told Pontius Pilate at His trial (and facing…
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