If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.