And in this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in this one;
But whoever keeps His word, truly in this one the love of God has been perfected. In this we know that we are in Him.
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you but an old commandment, which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you heard.
Yet again a new commandment I am writing to you, which is true in Him and in you because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
He who says he is in the light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause of stumbling in him;
But he who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you because of His name.
I write to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, young children, because you know the Father.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. 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 nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him;
Because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.
And the world is passing away, and its lust, but he who does the will of God abides forever.