The Word, which gives life! He existed from the beginning. We have heard him, we have seen him with our eyes, we have contemplated him, we have touched him with our hands!
The life appeared, and we have seen it. We are testifying to it and announcing it to you - eternal life! He was with the Father, and he appeared to us.
What we have seen and heard, we are proclaiming to you; so that you too may have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Yeshua the Messiah.
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him - none!
If we claim to have fellowship with him while we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and not living out the truth.
But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.
If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing.
If we claim we have not been sinning, we are making him out to be a liar, and his Word is not in us.