Very helpful Without doubt Pastor Locher has rightly explained this difficult text. While he has taken the minority view, in light of 1Cor.11:27-32 and James 5:13-16 I believe it is correct. Thank you dear brother. What a loving Father we have. And may we exemplify that love by praying one for another.
Interesting take on 1st John Well now, this is a different insight on the reason John wrote his first letter, but a valid point of view, I think. Ties in with making one's calling and election sure. Very thought provoking.