1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, a whom we have heard and seen. 1 John 1:5, NASB: "This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all." and you have won your battle with the evil one. Verse. 10 So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. 10 All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. because you have won your battle with the evil one. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. 18 Dear children, the last hour is here. 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. a 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. 6 And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross[x]—not by water only, but by water and blood. 7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. 13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. 24 So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. 4 If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. Darby Bible Translation 2 He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. Compare John 1:1-3. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. What light is to the natural eye, that God is to the spiritual eye. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. King James Bible And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. 1 John 1:5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. Jhn 1:28 - This encounter took place in Bethany, an area east of the Jordan River, where John was baptizing. Jesus, the Lamb of God ( Mat 3:13–17; Mar 1:9–11; Luk 3:21, 22 ) He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 1:5 And this is the sum of the message which we have heard of him - The Son of God. But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 2 John 5-7 New Living Translation (NLT). And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. 1 John 1-5 New Living Translation << 2 Peter 3 | 1 John 1-5 | 2 John 1 >> The Word of Life. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. Red Letter. What does John 1:5 mean? 19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ[w] has become a child of God. 1 John 4:15 All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. 5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. ... (Jhn 1:1–5 ) Tools. Cancel. d 1:14a Greek became flesh. 4 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. 11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. 6 But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. Living in the Light. 16 If you see a fellow believer[z] sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. 1 John 1:5 NLT. The light shineth in darkness - Darkness, in the Bible, commonly denotes ignorance, guilt, or misery. 20 If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer,[u] that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? He is the Word of life. 1Jo 1:1. The Word gave life to everything. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our … 19 We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. 18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. 22 And who is a liar? 9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life[m] is in them. Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. Sadly, mankind didn't respond very well. 11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5 Faith in the Son of God 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. 21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before. 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. New Living Translation The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. That God is light - The light of wisdom, love, holiness, glory. 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it. And who can win this battle against the world? And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. John 5:1-5 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Heals a Lame Man. This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. 1 John 5:20 3 We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, * whom we have heard and seen. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. 14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. 12 I am writing to you who are God’s children    because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. John 1:1-5 NLT In the beginning the Word already existed. 2 We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. 1 John 1:5-10. 26 I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. 5 And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 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