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"Water And Blood" in AntiChrist Christianity (1 John 5:6)

Tom Thatcher
Associate Professor of New Testament
Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary

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Abstract

John and the “AntiChrists” appealed to the same Jesus tradition, but interpreted that tradition in radically different ways. While the AntiChrists emphasized the believer’s continuing revelatory experience via the Spirit, John insisted that new revelations must be consistent with the community’s teaching about the historical Jesus. This tension underlies the distinction between “water” and “blood” at 1 John 5:6-12.

 
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