The Spirit, the Water, & the Blood

The Spirit, the Water, & the Blood May 18, 2009

Let’s play a Biblical hermeneutics game. I’d like to hear from Christians of lots of different theological traditions on what they think this text refers to. What are these three that testify and agree?

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. (1 John 5:6-8)

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