John

Is it so?

John 14;2

Literally dwelling places, rooms, or even apartments (in modern terms).  All are in the large “Father’s house.”

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 14:2.

 

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Anything I Want?

Galatians 6;8

Notes.  For anyone who is interested in the extreme or hyper grace teaching, while we who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are forgiven our sins, let us not forget the warning in Galatians 5:19-21 and others:

Now the works of the flesh are evident,

which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies,

outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions,

heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like;

of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also

told you in time past,

that those who practice such things

will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21

Our obedience reflects our love for our Savior (John 14:15; 1 John 5:3).  If we are following our sinful desires, we then have to question if we love the Lord, or if in reality we are actually walking away from Him.

Do not love the world or the things in the world.

If anyone loves the world,

the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world-

the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes,

and the pride of life-

is not of the Father but is of the world.

1 John 2:15-16

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil,

but what is good.

He who does good is of God,

but he who does evil has not seen God.

3 John 11

 

Here is more about the hyper-grace teaching and how it conflicts directly with other Scripture:  https://www.gotquestions.org/hyper-grace.html.

Warnings, information, help, protection

John 16;1

The connotation of the word ‘stumble’ has the idea of setting a trap.  The hatred of the world was such that it would seek to trap and destroy the disciples in an effort to prevent their witness to Jesus as Messiah and Son of God.  Jesus did not want them to be caught unaware (John 16:4).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 16:1.