That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands touched, which was with the Father, and was revealed to us, we write these things to you, that our joy may be fulfilled.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
My little children, I write these things to you so that you may not sin. If anyone sins, we have a Counselor with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous.
And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world. God’s love has most certainly been perfected in whoever keeps his word.
The darkness is passing away and the true light already shines. For! He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in the darkness even until now.
- Refusal of worldliness
Don’t love the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s. The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God’s will remains forever.
- Split from the Antichrist
They went out from us, but they didn’t belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have continued with us.
Whoever denies the Son doesn’t have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also. Let that remain in you which you heard from the beginning.
- Glory and God's Children
See how great a love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him. Beloved, now we are children of God. It is not yet revealed what we will be; but we know that when he is revealed, we will be like him.
For we will see him just as he is.
He who keeps his commandments remains in him, and he in him. By this we know that he remains in us, by the Spirit which he gave us.
- The spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood
Every spirit who doesn’t confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. This is the spirit of the Antichrist, that is in the world already. They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.
- Love of God love and brotherly love
By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
Let us love, because he first loved us.
- The power of faith
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God. Whoever loves the God who bore him also loves the child who is born of him. Our faith is the victory that has
overcome the world.
- God's testimony of his Son
Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
For there are three who testify: the Spirit, the water, and the blood. The three agree as one.
The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
- Rejoicing in prayer
If we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us - that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
- Protection in Christ
We know that whoever is born of God doesn’t sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn’t touch him. He has given us an understanding, that we know him who is true. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.