I John 3:23

"And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name (now underline that word 'name') of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another as he gave us commandment."


All right, now let's go back and see what I'm trying to show everybody as we go through these little Jewish epistles -- how that they ring true with so much of the Jewish Scriptures, and the first one would be Acts chapter 3. Peter and John have just healed the lame man and the Jews, of course, are wondering, "How did they do this?" Now, like I've always said, isn't it amazing -- this is only a matter of eight or nine weeks after Christ was performing miracles Himself; but yet when the disciples raised the lame man, they are just aghast. All right, but now verse 12, after Peter recognizes that they're all wondering up there in verse 11 and they're amazed. See the Jewishness of all this? Now this is shortly after the Day of Pentecost in chapter 2.


Acts 3:12-15

"And when Peter saw it (that is, the amazement of the Jewish people) he answered the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we made this man to walk? 13. The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, (see how Jewish this is?) hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15. And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses." Peter doesn't come out and claim faith in His death, burial and resurrection for salvation, but in the next verse, what was the core of this man's faith that brought about the healing?

Acts 3:16a

"And his name, through faith in his name hath made this man strong,...." Now flip back again, if you're still there, to I John so that you can compare Scripture with Scripture. Now instead of Peter saying it, it's John, but nevertheless, it's still in that Jewish economy and here we have it in verse 23.