1. 1 John 1:2 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does “to proclaim” mean?

1 John 1:2 (ESV)

2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us

The word “proclaim” (apangellomen) means, “to report” or “to announce.” Preachers announce the life that has been obtained for us in Christ. For whenever Christ is proclaimed, the kingdom of heaven opens up to us so that we may have eternal life.