he is the the victim that has expiated our sins: and not ours only, but likewise the sins of the whole world.
and what heightens his love, was this, that it was not we who first loved God, but it was he that first loved us, and sent his son to expiate our sins.
now it is not for what you have said, that we believe: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the saviour of the world, the Christ.
and we have seen, and do testify, that the father hath sent the son to be the saviour of the world.
The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "behold the lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world."
now this he did not say from his own motion: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation:
as for me, when I shall be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.
whom God had ordained, thro' faith, to be the propitiatory victim by his blood, for the manifestation of his goodness, by patiently passing over their past transgressions: to manifest,
Now this is all owing to God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath made us the ministers of this reconciliation;
he himself cancel'd our sins by the crucifixion of his body, that we being set free from sin, might live in the service of virtue. it is by his bruises that you were healed:
for Jesus Christ himself has already suffer'd for our sins, the innocent for the guilty, to bring us to God: who, tho' he died with respect to his body, was rais'd to life by that spirit,
but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have society one with another, and the blood of his son Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.
we know that we are the children of God, and the rest of the world are subject to the evil spirit.