The Word of life existed from the beginning. We have heard it. We have seen it. We observed and touched it.
This life was revealed to us. We have seen it, and we testify about it. We are reporting to you about this eternal life that was in the presence of the Father and was revealed to us.
This is the life we have seen and heard. We are reporting about it to you also so that you, too, can have a relationship with us. Our relationship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this so that we can be completely filled with joy.
This is the message we heard from Christ and are reporting to you: God is light, and there isn't any darkness in him.
If we say, "We have a relationship with God" and yet live in the dark, we're lying. We aren't being truthful.