And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.