Stanley D. Gale (MDiv Westminster, DMin Covenant) has pastored churches in Maryland and Pennsylvania for over 30 years. He is the author of several books, including A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ and The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith. He has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1975. They have four children and ten grandchildren. He lives in West Chester, Pa.
Books by Stan Gale
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The Judge of all the earth calls you to rise.
While the other three Gospels call this forerunner John “the Baptist” (e.g., Matt. 3:1; Mark 6:14; Luke 7:20), John the gospel writer never does.
The brilliant sun of God’s love rises against the pitch black of His just wrath that engulfs us as sinners.
A loveless believer is an oxymoron, like dehydrated water.
As believers, we not only belong to God; we are of God, born again of the Spirit.
John is particularly concerned that we be guarded from false teaching about Jesus.
The gospel requires a response.
Assurance of salvation proceeds from authenticity of regeneration.
Love indeed is love in deed.
John frames his observation in terms of not being surprised at the hate we encounter.