Just blogging out loud…

1Jn 4:2  in this know ye the Spirit of God; every spirit that doth confess Jesus Christ in the flesh having come, of God it is,
1Jn 4:3  and every spirit that doth not confess Jesus Christ in the flesh having come, of God it is not; and this is that of the antichrist, which ye heard that it doth come, and now in the world it is already.

I have often wondered how theses two verses speak about the deity of God. I mean, at face value most people would say…. yep, Jesus was a man and his claim was that he came from God.

It wasn’t until I looked up the word “flesh” that I understood it more. Check this out…
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Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such): – carnal (-ly, + -ly minded), flesh ([-ly]).

This flies in the face of Islam where it says in the Koran that Jesus is not the son of God. Islam by its very belief structure is anti-christ!

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