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  • Dan
    God is light ! Jn 5 If we keep his Commandments 1 Jn 3 23 God who is light will dwell in us and we will dwell in him 1Jn 3 24 if i keep his commandments it is imposible to walk in darkness for i have fellowship one with another with him and his son Jesus Christ the same fellowship they had The fellowship there talking about has to do with this blending with us and God Fellowship is not friendship
  • Brenda Carnell
    If we keep everything in it 's proper context,we can see the simplicity of God 's message to everyone.The believer,The sinners and the ungodly!1.In the beginning the start of everything 2.Life manifested in the form of Jesus Christ,our Lord and Savior 3The message come into this knowledge and fellowship ,which is the Light.God is Light,Jesus became the Light of men,shone in darkness,exposing darkness 4.The Light provides the way out of darkness.5Without the Light,there is a continuous stay in darkness sin.6There can be no true fellowship in Christ,if there is no light.7.Liar8.Believers confess their sins to be cleansed.Fellowship is kept.8.Although believers are in the light,they are still surrounded by darkness,therefore,there must be confessions made because of our sinner nature! Just that simple! Thank God for that Light in the form of our Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ! We are so grateful!
  • Jacqueline Smyzer
    God is Love...1 John4 16...I truly thank God for loving me Unconditional... Joy!!!
  • Rose
    God is so good and he loves us so. His love for us is unconditional and only if you have and love your children will you understand this love and forgiveness.
  • If not for this Scripture Verse and Truth where would We be,Thank You Father,Thank You
  • We need to take this verse seriously. If we claim to be a Christian and yet are willfully sinning we are walking in darkness. God is a jealous God. He wants all of us. The choice is up to us.
  • LoveNotWar
    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 for verse 7
    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 for verse 7
    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 for verse 4
    This completed joy or fullness of joy how can it be captured with so much anger in this world
  • Michael for verse 9
    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
    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
    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

    WITH THIS YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS UNSCRIPTURAL AND HERESY TO CONCLUDE THAT ONCE SAVED, YOU ARE FOREVER SAVED.

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

    NOTE: DON'T LIVE AND SWIM IN SIN WITH THE MINDSET OF YOUR FUTURE SIN ARE ALREADY FORGIVEN YOU.
  • Faleye Olaniyi Oluwatayo for verse 7
    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.
  • Simon P. Sanchez for verse 9
    This scripture, hits the nial right on the , " HEAD ", when, it comes to the story of my life, and most of all, because it does, involve, the most inportant, person here on earth, which everyone knows it Precious.
  • DELORES Weathers
    Thank God for 1John , Because it help me understand that there isn't no prefect preson, in the world.and we have forgiveness through Christ.
  • I asked if verse 2 was in the original writings? or was it inserted form someones notes, and if so why when verses 1 and 3 are saying the same thing.
    My question is was it in the original writings
    Thanks
  • Millie
    the person who thinks his future sins are forgiven in advance, needs to read I john 2:1...IF we sin,,,we must confess and ask forgivness thru Jesus,,,He is our advocate with the Father.,,don't be deceived into thinking you can continue to sin and that a past repentance covers it,,,,read Hebrews,,,read Romans...if you truely repent because you see where you have sinned against God, and if you fall in love with Jesus,,,you won't have a sinning problem. But then IF you err, you can go to Jesus with a repentant heart and He will forgive each and every sin. It is His will to present you faultless to the Father.
  • Ollie
    theres a choice we must make to be bless or cursed,it so easy as 1-2-3
  • Arthurs Comment for verse 9
    1 John 1:9 was written to Gnostics teachers who had infiltrated their ranks and John was addressing them. It was not written to believers.

    Consider this: In the old testament, the Hebrews confess their sins to have their sins covered for one full year under the old covenant when, under the New Covenant, many christians confess their sins daily? is not the blood of Jesus better than that of bulls and goats?
    If confessing is vital to forgiveness why did not Paul, the man that God used to write thirteen different epistles, mention anything at all about confessing sins in any of them?
    When you accepted The Lord Jesus Christ you were translated from darkness into the light and all your sins have been forgiven past, present and future. Alleluia thank you Jesus!!!
  • Loreen
    The book of 1john is very powerful I love how it says " We love cause he first loved us"
    Without God loving us we wouldn't know what love is or how it feels to be loved, So the authour of Love is God Himself* its not by our own ability that we love but God loved us for us to know Love #Revelation is we can't love on our own ability, Just like we couldn't pay for our own sins, Jesus had to #Love
  • LEIGH for verse 9
    YES SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST IS OUR ONLY HOPE .. CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY... NO YE NOT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE .. . For the most part most of religion dose not understand that the scripture is alive today as much as it was in the early rain church ...Jesus is not dead ... Read First john ... and understand that The Gospel of salvation is just as alive today as it ws then ... and all scripture is given unto us to bring us UNTO .. salvation..
  • Virgina Gerena
    As it is written in the scribes in the beginning it was God he is the Word. It is unfortunate that becausr of/all the variations, translations & religions they've twisted & changed the Word to fit their selfish ways, their standards & corupt ways. Destroying all the gd things he created. We need more prayer & accord i among the different cultures. The Lord be with us in these conflicting times.
  • Sarah for verse 9
    If we truly have the conviction that we have sinned whether unbelief or behavioural we should tell God by confessing it to him which fulfills the purpose of his son Jesus then he promises that he is faithful and just to forgive us. I believe that your confession has to be felt for you to trully receive his forgiveness! This really brings so much joy. Halleluyah!
  • Deborah smith for verse 9
    i think all should shape up and fly right. in other words, get your heart right with JESUS.. come clean with GOD.. he is waiting for us all...
  • Rk Lal for verse 5
    Sir , it is ok but could u advice please , how I can have this lights in me as
    In Luke 11:34 , Mathew 6:22 that thine eye be single the whole body will be full of light.
  • Chris bethel
    Jesus is the light of the world.in him no darkness.belive in him.follow his foot step to make heaven at last
  • Isakdanquah for verse 5
    light represent purity holines.GOD is too pure to look at sinner .through the bible GOD reveals his self in image form as light to Moses a blazing fire in the bush
  • MERID A MEKONNEN
    THERE is only one god who is the father,the son and the holy sprit.This part of the bible clearly shows that trinity is not a joke .it is real the creator of this univers expreses himself as 3 but one.
  • Rev. Autrey
    (Verse 9) "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong." But who is the "him" in this verse. It is not the Father or the Holy Spirit. It is Jesus, himself, the personality through whom God speaks to us.

    Here is the point. It is the law that points out our sins. But it is Jesus who takes them away. This is what John meant when he said of Jesus, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."

    Those who try to take away their own sins are on a disappointing dead end. They are trying to do something that the Bible says they can never do. Paul said that it is because we are sold unto sin (Romans 7) and compelled to do it because of who we are. In any case, Paul concluded that the only solution in in Jesus, and his ability to free us.


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