The letters of John are among the most practical in the entire New Testament. They are marked by simplicity of language, depth of meaning, and brevity of length, as well as by stark contrasts between good and evil, love and hate, belief and unbelief, and truth and falsehood. John pulls no punches in his assessment of just who is a child of God and who is not; and his message is just as clear and relevant today as it was in the first century — perhaps even more so.
In Walking in the Truth , Dr. Eric Svendsen has provided the pastor, the Bible student, and the layman a commentary on the letters of John that is at once exegetical and practical. It carefully exegetes each verse — constantly keeping its overall train of thought firmly in mind — while making practical applications throughout. In a day when the misused phrase “judge not” is the immediate and automatic response of undiscerning Evangelicals who would uncritically accept any and all claims to Christ, Walking in the Truth offers a much needed reminder that apostolic truth — now more than ever — must guide our thinking in the exercise of Christian discernment, and in the very presentation of the gospel itself.