1 John 5:7-8 (KJV)
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Verse seven is so well known (though controversial in some circles) and so easily understood that I am afraid we give little attention to verse eight. I aim to remedy that today.
The Bible teaches that things are established at the mouth of two or three witnesses. This verse tells us that the witnesses of the truth of Scripture concerning the godhead are three.
Who is unquestionably the Holy Spirit and bears witness to our spirit that these things are so. My real work, as a believer, is to help others get in touch with what they already know to be true. God has already witnessed to them. It’s just that the influences of this world have shoved that witness into the recesses of their soul.
Some people consider this to be Jesus’ baptism. There are few events in the Bible with more significance than His baptism. All three Persons of the Godhead are there. I think a case could be made that water speaks of His birth. The virgin birth, like His baptism, is key to doctrinal integrity.
There should be little doubt but that this is His death, burial and resurrection.
1 John 5:8 says these three agree in one. They bear the same testimony. They confirm the deity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity.
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1 John 5:7-8 There Is Agreement
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