This study is a discussion of one of the major themes of John’s epistles – ‘the truth.’ In his writings John skillfully uses contrasting imagery to great effect:
· truth and lies;
· light and darkness;
· life and death.
He does this to compare the way of Jesus Christ with the way of the world.
In his epistles he uses the term ‘the truth’ in a very particular sense, to mean a specific body of revelation. He calls on his readers to believe and act upon ‘the truth’, for to do so is the key to an unbreakable relationship with God through the Lord Jesus.