Associate Professor of New Testament
Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary
John and the AntiChrists appealed to the same Jesus tradition, but interpreted that tradition in radically different ways. While the AntiChrists emphasized the believers continuing revelatory experience via the Spirit, John insisted that new revelations must be consistent with the communitys teaching about the historical Jesus. This tension underlies the distinction between water and blood at 1 John 5:6-12.
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