1 John 2:23

Hath not the Father (oude ton patera ecei). "Not even does he have the Father" or God ( 2 John 1:9 ). He that confesseth the Son (o omologwn ton uion). Because the Son reveals the Father ( John 1:18 ; John 14:9 ). Our only approach to the Father is by the Son ( John 14:6 ). Confession of Christ before men is a prerequisite for confession by Christ before the Father ( Matthew 10:32 ; Luke 12:8 ).