1 John 2:1-7 NIV

1 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.

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      2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

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      Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers

      3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

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          4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

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          5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for Goda is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:

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            • c 2:5 - Or "word, God’s love"
              6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

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              7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard.

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