1 John 1:5-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
Fellowship with Him and One Another
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Acts 4:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Romans 8:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Free from Indwelling Sin
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
1 John 1:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
1 John 2:3-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Test of Knowing Him
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God [a]is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
- 1 John 2:5 has been completed
1 Corinthians 13:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, [a]thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
- 1 Corinthians 13:5 keeps no accounts of evil
1 John 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.
1 John 3:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love [a]his brother abides in death. 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
- 1 John 3:14 NU omits his brother
1 John 3:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.