1 John 1
He describeth the person of Christ, in whom we have eternal life, by a communion with God:
1 John 1:1 That which was from ye 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. 1 John 1:2 (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.) 1 John 1:3 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. 1 John 1:4 And these things write we vnto you, that your ioy may be full.
to which we must adjoin holiness of life, to testify the truth of that our communion and profession of faith, as also to assure us of the forgiveness of our sins by Christ's death.
1 John 1:5 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. 1 John 1:6 If we say that we haue felowship with him, and walke in darkenesse, we lie, and doe not the trueth. 1 John 1:7 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. 1 John 1:8 If we say that we haue no sinne, we deceiue our selues, and the trueth is not in vs. 1 John 1:9 If we confesse our sinnes, hee is faithfull, & iust to forgiue vs our sinnes, and to cleanse vs from all vnrighteousnesse. 1 John 1:10 If we say that we haue not sinned, wee make him a liar, and his word is not in vs.