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, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we did behold, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of the Life 1 John 1:2 and the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and do testify, and declare to you the Life, the age-during, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us 1 John 1:3 that which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ; 1 John 1:4 and these things we write to you, that your joy 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 And this is the message that we have heard from Him, and announce to you, that God is light, and darkness in Him is not at all; 1 John 1:6 if we may say'we have fellowship with Him,' and in the darkness may walkwe lie, and do not the truth; 1 John 1:7 and if in the light we may walk, as He is in the lightwe have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son doth cleanse us from every sin; 1 John 1:8 if we may say'we have not sin,' ourselves we lead astray, and the truth is not in us; 1 John 1:9 if we may confess our sins, stedfast He is and righteous that He may forgive us the sins, and may cleanse us from every unrighteousness; 1 John 1:10 if we may say'we have not sinned,' a liar we make Him, and His word is not in us.