The last part of 1 John 5:20 is very mysterious and yet very packed with meaning. John says, “This is the true God and eternal life“. What does “THIS” refer to? Why didn’t John just say, “He is the true God and eternal life”? In light of all we enjoyed this week concerning the True One, being in the True One, and what does it mean that the truthfulness of God becomes our human reality, this sentence is packed with meaning.
THIS is the true God and eternal life
“This” here in 1 John 5:20 refers to the God who has come through incarnation and has given to us the ability to know Him as the genuine God and be one with Him in an organic way in His Son Jesus Christ. THIS – all this – is the genuine and real God and eternal life to us. It doesn’t say that He, God, is the true God and eternal life – but it is THIS. Praise the Lord, we are also included in “this”! Continue reading via,