The Witness of God Is Greater: He Has Testified of His Son

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1 John 5:9: "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son."
  1. Romans 8:16: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
  2. 1 John 5:6: This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
  3. 1 John 5:8: And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
  4. 2 Timothy 3:16: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
  5. Psalm 12:6: “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”
  6. Proverbs 30:5: “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

These verses emphasize the absolute truth and reliability of God’s word and testimony. They convey the message that God’s witness, whether through His spoken word, written scripture, or testimony concerning His Son, and his Holy Spirit, holds supreme authority and is utterly trustworthy.

The overarching theme is the unchanging and steadfast nature of God's truth, which stands above all other testimonies or claims.

Personalizing The Above As Christian Affirmations

I trust the witness of the Lord over the witness of men.

1 John 5:9

  • I trust the witness of the Lord over the witness of men.
  • The Lord’s testimony about His Son is the truth that guides me.
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Romans 8:16

  • I am a child of God.
  • The Spirit confirms to my spirit the truth of my divine heritage.

1 John 5:6

  • I believe in Jesus Christ, who came by water and blood.
  • The Spirit is the truth that affirms my faith in Jesus.

1 John 5:8

  • I stand on the testimony of three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood.
  • These three are in agreement and uphold my belief.

2 Timothy 3:16

  • I am instructed and guided by the scripture, inspired by God.
  • The Lord’s word is my tool for teaching, correcting, and learning righteousness.

Psalm 12:6

  • The words of the Lord are pure and precious to me.
  • His promises are refined and trustworthy.

Proverbs 30:5

  • Every word of God is pure, and He is my shield.
  • I put my trust in Him and find protection.

The Spirit Itself Beareth Witness with Our Spirit, That We Are the Children of God

Romans 8:16: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Romans 8:16: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit”: This means that the Holy Spirit confirms in our hearts that we belong to God. When you receive the Holy Spirit you have reassurance that you are a child of God. The experience is undeniable with the Holy Spirit bearing witness to our spirit and thus giving confirmation we are now fellow heirs with Christ in the Kingdom of God.

“that we are the children of God”: This part tells us that, as believers, we are not just created by God but have a family relationship with Him. We are His children, which means we are loved and cared for by God Himself.


It Is the Spirit That Beareth Witness Because the Spirit Is Truth

1 John 5:6: This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1 John 5:6: This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

“This is he that came by water and blood”: This phrase indicates that Jesus Christ’s mission was marked by two significant events – his baptism (water) and his crucifixion (blood). Both events were essential to his role on Earth.

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“even Jesus Christ”: This confirms the subject of the verse is Jesus Christ himself.

“not by water only, but by water and blood”: This emphasizes that Jesus’s baptism alone was not the entirety of his mission; his sacrifice, represented by blood, was also crucial.

“And it is the Spirit that beareth witness”: This part means that the Holy Spirit provides confirmation or testimony to the truth of Jesus Christ’s life and mission.

“because the Spirit is truth”: This underscores the idea that the Holy Spirit is the embodiment of truth, providing genuine testimony about Jesus Christ.

The verse emphasizes the importance of Jesus' dual nature and mission, symbolized by water (his baptism, representing purity and the start of his ministry) and blood (his sacrifice, signifying redemption). It also highlights the role of the Holy Spirit as the messenger of truth in this divine act.

There Are Three That Bear Witness in Earth, the Spirit, and the Water, and the Blood

1 John 5:8: And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
1 John 5:8: And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

“And there are three that bear witness in earth”: This phrase indicates that there are three entities providing testimony to the truth on Earth.

“the Spirit”: This refers to the Holy Spirit, which is part of the Holy Trinity in Christian belief and represents God’s power and presence.

“and the water”: Water here symbolizes the baptism of Jesus, a significant event in Christianity, showing purification and the affirmation of Jesus as the Son of God.

“and the blood”: The blood signifies the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, his death on the cross, which in Christian faith is seen as atonement for sin.

“and these three agree in one”: The ending of the verse emphasizes that the Spirit, the water, and the blood are in agreement, unified in their witness to the life and mission of Jesus Christ.


All Scripture Is Given by Inspiration of God and Is Profitable

2 Timothy 3:16: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
2 Timothy 3:16: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

All scripture is given by inspiration of God“: This phrase means that every part of the Bible is breathed out by God or comes directly from Him.

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and is profitable for doctrine“: The Bible teaches what is true.

for reproof“: It serves to point out our mistakes.

for correction“: It helps to fix our mistakes.

for instruction in righteousness“: The Bible guides us on how to live in righteousness.


The Words of the LORD Are Pure Words

Psalm 12:6: “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

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Psalm 12:6: “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

“The words of the LORD are pure words”: This line tells us that God’s words are completely pure and trustworthy. They are like…

“silver tried in a furnace of earth”. This means they are as pure as silver that has been melted and refined in a furnace. Just like silver is tested and purified many times over, God’s words are…

“purified seven times”. The number seven often means perfection in the Bible. So, this part shows that God’s words are perfectly pure, without any flaws.


Every Word of God Is Pure: He Is a Shield Unto Them That Put Their Trust in Him

Proverbs 30:5: “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
Proverbs 30:5: “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”

Every word of God is pure: This line means that all of God’s words are flawless and trustworthy. They are like silver that has been refined and purified.

he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him: God is described as a protector for those who have faith in Him. Just like a shield in battle, God is said to offer defense and safety to believers.

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