1 John 2:1-11 - Keeping The New Commandment

1 My little children, these things I write to you that you may not sin. But if any one has sinned, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, 2 and he is a propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but for all the world.

3 And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that says, I have known him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected. By this we know that we are in him. 6 He that says he continues in him, ought also himself so to walk as he walked.

7 Beloved, I write not a new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you heard. 8 Again, a new commandment I write you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is past and the true light now appears.

9 He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness till now. 10 He that loves his brother continues in the light, and there is no offense in him; 11 but he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.