The Saints gain fellowship with God by obedience—We must confess our sins to gain forgiveness.
1 which was from the , which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the ;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and unto you that , which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our is with the , and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is , and in him is no at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and in , we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the of Jesus Christ his Son us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have , we ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we our sins, he is faithful and to us our sins, and to us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have , we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.