by Robert Dawson

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The Christian's Incompatibility (8 of 14)
Series: 1 John
Robert Dawson
1 John 3:1-10

In pharmacology (study of drugs) students not only have to learn what effect a certain drug will have on the body when prescribed as part of a medical treatment they also have to learn what drugs can be taken together and which drugs cannot. They need to know which drugs are compatible and which drugs are not. When drugs that are incompatible are prescribed and taken together the effects can be devastating and even deadly because rather than working for the body and for the overall health of a person they work against it and do it great harm.

Here in 1 John 3.1-10 the apostle gives a spiritual pharmacology lesson on the new life. John wants to demonstrate to his readers and to us why sin is not compatible and unacceptable in the life of a believer.

1 John 3.1-10 - See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. 7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 By this the children of ...

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