Here is what we announce to everyone about the Word of life. He was already here from the beginning. We have heard him. We have seen him with our eyes. We have looked at him. Our hands have touched him.
That life has appeared. We have seen him. We give witness about him. And we announce to you that same eternal life. He was already with the Father. He has appeared to us.
We announce to you what we have seen and heard. We do it so you can share life together with us. And we share life with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are writing this to make our joy complete.
Here is the message we have heard from him and announce to you. God is light. There is no darkness in him at all.
Suppose we say that we share life with God but still walk in the darkness. Then we are lying. We are not living by the truth.