We announce to you what existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have seen and our hands handled, about the word of life.
References for 1 John 1:1
The life was revealed, and we have seen, and we testify and announce to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.
What we have seen and heard, we also announce it to you so that you can have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are writing these things so that our joy can be complete.
This is the message that we have heard from him and announce to you: "God is light and there is no darkness in him at all."
References for 1 John 1:5
If we claim, "We have fellowship with him," and live in the darkness, we are lying and do not act truthfully.