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1, 2 & 3 John - NIV

1, 2 & 3 John - NIV

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College Press NIV Commentary Series is formatted with a verse-by-verse explanation of the text. It was developed for both the scholar and the average Bible student. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is the only full commentary set in print from the Restoration Movement. Each volume (41 volumes for the Old & New Testament) contains the following helpful features:

  • Biblically sound exegesis
  • Clear exposition
  • Objective approach
  • Concise introduction
  • New International Version of the Bible
  • Key word translation
  • Easy to use design format
  • Practical footnotes
  • And more!


1, 2, & 3 John Overview

This study examines these questions and issues facing Christianity at the close of the twentieth century. Viewed from the beliefs of gnostic and docetic theology, the claims and counter claims of the scholarly world will take on a new and disturbing ring!

  • Do you understand the issues facing Christianity?
  • If He was God, how could this happen?
  • Is sound doctrine important to you?
  • Are you confused by the claims and counter claims surrounding the resurrection?
  • Did Jesus really die?
  • Was there a real and physical resurrection?
  • Was Jesus flesh and blood or spirit and vapor?

At first these questions may seem ominous and unanswerable. Upon examination of these questions, modern claims melt away into ancient heresy! The questions and proposed problems raised are older than universities and easily handled by the Apostle John.

In the Epistles of John, the apostle examines and deflates the feeble arguments, studies and beliefs of the Gnostics and Docestists. Their charge that Jesus did not die and was not resurrected was meant to lead astray countless Christian's while adding countless pagans to their flock. John, however, an eyewitness to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ provides us with the theological and physical evidence necessary to deal with these damaging claims.

As we look to the twenty-first century the gnostic and docetic followers have died away. Their beliefs, seen now as great folly, have given birth to scholasticism, rationalism and the "new" age. Once again the church seems powerless to stop the erosion. once again the voice of John is heard calling through the centuries. Once again the true church must stand and defeat the enemies of sound doctrine. Once again we must look to the testimony of the Apostles.

John's presentation of the physical aspects of the resurrection are unparalleled! This study examines John's answer to these "new" brands of Gnosticism sweeping our churches. Dr. Womack has succeeded in building a bridge from the first century to the twenty-first century, providing the tools needed to guard our hearts against these dangerous beliefs.

1, 2 & 3 John has 193 pages.

ISBN 978-0-89900-640-6


1, 2, & 3 John Foreword
1, 2, & 3 John Introduction
1 John Outline
2 John Outline
3 John Outline


About the Authors

Morris M. Womack is professor of Communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Dr. Womack holds the BD in Church History and New Testament from Butler University and the PhD from Wayne State University. He has served as a full-time and interim minister for several congregations.


About the Editors

Anthony L. Ash, PhD, is professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University and minister at Minter Lane Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas. Dr. Ash holds the BS from Florida State University, the MA from Abilene Christian University, and the PhD from the University of Southern California. He has authored many books including commentaries on Luke, Acts(Chapters 1-12), Psalms (with Clyde Miller), and Jeremiah & Lamentations. He has spoken at over 400 meetings and extended lectureships and has also spoken on over 45 college and university campuses.

Kenneth L. Boles, MA, is professor of New Testament and Greek at Ozark Christian College. Mr. Boles holds the BTh degree from Ozark Bible College and the MA in Biblical and Patristic Greek from Abilene Christian University. In addition to teaching classes in the beginning, advanced and third year Greek, he also teaches exegetical courses in the Prison Epistles. He has held preaching ministries in Kansas and Texas.

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