First Epistle of John

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Jesus Our Advocate 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked. A New Commandment 7 Beloved, I am not writing you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning. This commandment is the message you have heard.

For the darkness is fading and the true light is already shining.

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He does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. Do Not Love the World 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Beware of Antichrists 18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is how we know that it is the last hour. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But their departure made it clear that none of them belonged to us.

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This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. Continue in Him 24 As for you, let what you have heard from the beginning remain in you. If it does, you will also remain in the Son and in the Father. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught. Children of God 1 Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

We know that when Christ appears, a we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.

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Indeed, sin is lawlessness. No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him. This is why the Son of God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil. Love One Another John ; Romans 11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. And why did he slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous. These letters are so called because they are addressed to the universal Church in general, and not to a specific community, as, for example, the Philippians.

The First Letter of St. John is similar in style and content as the Gospel of John , and reaffirms the theme of the Divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ. It is thought that St. John wrote this in Ephesus in his elder years, although it is possible he wrote this while in exile on the island of Patmos.

The letter is of particular value for its development of the intrinsic connection between Christian belief and moral conduct: God is love, and the Christian who is a child of God has faith in Jesus Christ and loves his neighbor. This beautiful letter reassures us that God is Love and First John Chapter 4 helps one to "test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

The sharp contrast between good and evil is portrayed in John's favorite imagery of light and darkness. Referring to the son of perdition in the Gospel of John , he calls him here for the first time the antichrist in First John , , and and Second John , and explicitly names him in Revelation The Douay-Rheims Bible was the standard English Bible for Catholics for over years, and still remains in use today.

First Epistle of John

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But if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the just: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. The old commandment is the word which you have heard. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and you have overcome the wicked one. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us; but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us.

This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son. He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also. If that abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning, you also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. And you have no need that any man teach you; but as his unction teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie.