And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
We love him, because he first loved us.
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.