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Friday, February 17 If anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ.​—1 John 2:1.


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Friday, February 17

If anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ.—1 John 2:1.

 

The faith of many Christians has been sustained by the teaching of the ransom. They have kept on preaching despite opposition and have endured all sorts of trials right on into old age. Consider the example of the apostle John. He loyally preached the truth about Christ and the ransom, likely for more than 60 years. When he was in his late 90’s, he was apparently considered to be such a threat to the Roman Empire that he was imprisoned on the isle of Patmos. His crime? “Speaking about God and bearing witness concerning Jesus.” (Rev. 1:9) What an outstanding example of faith and endurance! John expresses his deep love for Jesus and his appreciation for the ransom in his inspired writings. They contain over 100 references either to the ransom or to the benefits that the ransom makes possible. (1 John 2:2) Clearly, John deeply appreciated the ransom. w21.04 17 ¶9-10

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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