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 begynnynge, which we haue herde, which we haue sene with or eyes, which we haue loked vpon, and or handes haue handled of the worde of life: 1 John 1:2 and the life hath appeared, and we haue sene, and beare wytnes, and shewe vnto you ye life that is euerlastinge, which was with the father, and hath apeared vnto vs. 1 John 1:3 That which we haue sene & herde, declare we vnto you, that ye also maye haue fellishippe with vs, and that oure fellishippe maye be with the father and with his sonne Iesus Christ. 1 John 1:4 And this wryte we vnto you, that youre ioye maye 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 And this is the tydinges which we haue herde of him, & declare vnto you, that God is lighte, and in him is no darknes at all. 1 John 1:6 Yf we saye that we haue fellishippe with him, and yet walke in darknes, we lye, and do not the trueth. 1 John 1:7 But yf we walke in lighte, euen as he is in lighte, then haue we fellishippe together, and the bloude of Iesus Christ his sonne clenseth vs from all synne. 1 John 1:8 Yf we saye that we haue no synne, we disceaue oure selues, and the trueth is not in vs. 1 John 1:9 But yf we knowlege oure synnes, he is faithfull and iust to forgeue vs oure synnes, & to clense vs from all vnrighteousnes. 1 John 1:10 Yf we saye, we haue not synned, we make him a lyar, and his worde is not in vs.