In this are manifest the children of God and the children of the devil. Whoever does not practise righteousness is not of God, and he who does not love his brother.
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.
and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, but the darnel are the sons of the evil one;
Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:
We are of God; he that knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. From this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
And this commandment have we from him, That he that loves God love also his brother.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is good to the unthankful and wicked.
He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.
said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of the devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease perverting the right paths of the Lord?
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.
He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now.
If ye know that he is righteous, know that every one who practises righteousness is begotten of him.
Children, let no man lead you astray; he that practises righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
and every spirit which does not confess Jesus Christ come in flesh is not of God: and this is that power of the antichrist, of which ye have heard that it comes, and now it is already in the world.
Hereby know we that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.