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1 That which was from þe beginning, which wee haue heard, which wee haue seene with our eyes, which wee haue looked vpon, and our hands haue handled of the word of life.

2 (For the life was manifested, and we haue seene it, and beare witnes, and shew vnto you that eternall life which was with the Father, and was manifested vnto vs.)

3 That which wee haue seene and heard, declare we vnto you, that ye also may haue felowship with vs; and truely our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Sonne Iesus Christ.

4 And these things write we vnto you, that your ioy may be full.

5 This then is the message which we haue heard of him, and declare vnto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkenesse at all.

6 If we say that we haue felowship with him, and walke in darkenesse, we lie, and doe not the trueth.

7 But if wee walke in the light, as he is in the light, wee haue fellowship one with another, and the blood of Iesus Christ his Sonne clenseth vs from all sinne.

8 If we say that we haue no sinne, we deceiue our selues, and the trueth is not in vs.

9 If we confesse our sinnes, hee is faithfull, & iust to forgiue vs our sinnes, and to cleanse vs from all vnrighteousnesse.

10 If we say that we haue not sinned, wee make him a liar, and his word is not in vs.


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LoveNotWar's 1 John Chapter 1 comment on 4/10/2014, 2:47am...

It is so interesting how everyone has a different take on the same passages. I want to point out that no one commented on verse 6. The authour is saying that you cannot be a true believer and still be controlled by sin. Being controlled by sin does not mean you never sin. I see alot on here this question about being saved forever and going to heaven and it really comes down to if a person is "truly saved " and if they have "truly put their faith in Christ ". Only God knows this but I would say that certain sin such as murder,rape, extreme greed etc. are indicators that a person is not truly saved and would thus have to be born again to inhereit the kingdom of heaven.


Tommy's 1 John Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 4/07/2014, 9:39pm...

when we accept Christ we are walking in the light, we do not have to do any works to stay in the light and if we are saved we can never walk in darkness no matter what we do but we are capable of committing dark acts but we are not able to ever get out of Gods light once we accept Christ. our sinful actions cannot take us out of the light I know,i know, it makes the devil and some Christians mad that my sinning will not keep me out of heaven


Cornelia's 1 John Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 3/12/2014, 1:41am...

This portion of scripture offers a solution to or shows why there is disunity in the local churches It is because we are not walking in the light Jesus If you have to or more persons following marching instructions left right left right for as long as they follow the instructions they will automatically be in the same timing one with another


Mark Spann's 1 John Chapter 1 comment about verse 4 on 3/03/2014, 8:53am...

This completed joy or fullness of joy how can it be captured with so much anger in this world


Michael's 1 John Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 2/24/2014, 7:37am...

Arthur 12 3 13 is absolutely correct I too believe 1 Jn 1 is NOT written for the benefit of believers The Gnostics were unbelievers among the believers and needed to hear TRUTH about their sin s Either Christ died for all sin for all time or He did not If we still have to make effort to receive forgiveness as the Old Testament people Jews did as the Apostle Paul also states Christ s death was in vain My salvation is simply Him living His life in and through me and when I seek to do my will I say Thank you for having already forgiven me and for having cleansed me from unrighteousness I am continuing to understand Your deep love for me and I am so very grateful for Your love He desires for me to be conscious of HIM and HIS life and love for all others not a sin consciousness which would keep my focus on sin It is very freeing for my mind He truly lives and is truly madly in love with each of us


Bob's 1 John Chapter 1 comment on 1/31/2014, 7:51pm...

Sam, you are mistaken on your belief that we are not saved forever when we place our faith in Jesus. Hebrews 10:26 refers to those who hear the word and wear the Gospel, and make the choice to ignore it and continue on with their life without Christ. If we had to continually be "saved" then there would have been no need for Jesus to be our sacrifice; there would be no need for us to have faith in Him as the one and only true Son of God. Bottom line, we would have to go to God the Father; but Jesus is our only intercessor. He is the only way we can be viewed by God as one of His children. We could not even come close to being in His presence had Jesus not cleansed us once and for all.


Sam's 1 John Chapter 1 comment on 1/25/2014, 7:57am...

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.(GAL. 6:7 ) It was the same Apostle that wrote this thru the inspiration of GOD(2TIMOTHY3:16)

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people-
HEBREWS 10:26-30


Philippians 2:12 Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.



Faleye Olaniyi Oluwatayo's 1 John Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 1/24/2014, 4:38am...

this passage of the scripture is a call to be more close to God, the passage is telling us of what is expected of an individual to walk with God. It then mean that if we claim to know God and still have some devlish acts in us, then we are liers.


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