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 the beginning, which wee haue heard, which wee haue seene with these our eyes, which wee haue looked vpon, and these handes of ours haue handled of that Word of life, 1 John 1:2 (For that life was made manifest, and wee haue seene it, and beare witnes, and shewe vnto you that eternall life, which was with the Father, and was made manifest vnto vs) 1 John 1:3 That, I say, which wee haue seene and heard, declare wee vnto you, that yee may also haue fellowship with vs, and that our fellowship also may be with the Father, and with his Sonne Iesvs Christ. 1 John 1:4 And these thinges write we vnto you, that 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 wee haue heard of him, and declare vnto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkenes. 1 John 1:6 If wee say that wee haue fellowship with him, and walke in darkenesse, we lie, and doe not truly: 1 John 1:7 But if we walke in the light as he is in the light, we 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 trueth is not in vs. 1 John 1:9 If we acknowledge our sinnes, he is faithfull and iust, to forgiue vs our sinnes, & to clense vs from all vnrighteousnes. 1 John 1:10 If we say we haue not sinned, wee make him a liar, and his word is not in vs.