Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



He who says that he is in the Light, and yet hates his Brother, is in the Darkness even now. He who loves his Brother is always in the Light, and there is nothing within him to cause him to stumble; while he who hates his Brother is in the Darkness, and is living in the Darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the Darkness prevents his seeing.

We know that we have passed out of Death into Life, because we love our Brothers. The man who does not love remains in a state of Death. Every one who hates his Brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has Immortal Life within him.



He who says that he is in the Light, and yet hates his Brother, is in the Darkness even now.

Every one who hates his Brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has Immortal Life within him.








Dear friends, let us love one another, because Love comes from God; and every one who loves has received the new Life from God and knows God. He who does not love has not learned to know God; for God is Love. The love of God was revealed to us by his sending his only Son into the world, that we might find Life through him. read more.
His love is seen in this--not in our having loved God, but in his loving us and sending his Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us thus, we, surely, ought to love one another. No human eyes have ever seen God, yet, if we love one another, God remains in union with us, and his love attains its perfection in us. We know that we remain in union with him, and he with us, by this--by his having given us some measure of his Spirit. Moreover, our eyes have seen--and we are testifying to the fact--that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus Christ is the Son of God--God remains in union with that man, and he with God. And, moreover, we have learned to know, and have accepted as a fact, the love which God has for us. God is Love; and he who lives in love lives in God, and God in him. It is through this that love has attained its perfection in us, so that we may have confidence on the Day of Judgment, because what Christ is that we also are in this world. There is no fear in love. No! Love, when perfect, drives out fear, for fear implies punishment, and the man who feels fear has not attained to perfect love. We love, because God first loved us. If a man says 'I love God,' and yet hates his Brother, he is a liar; for the man who does not love his Brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. Indeed, we have this Command from God-- 'He who loves God must also love his Brother.'






He who says that he is in the Light, and yet hates his Brother, is in the Darkness even now.



These, then, are the Tidings that we have heard from him and now tell you-- 'God is Light, and Darkness has no place at all in him.' If we say that we have communion with him, and yet continue to live in the Darkness, we lie, and are not living the Truth.



"If God were your Father," Jesus replied, "you would have loved me, for I came out from God, and now am here; and I have not come of myself, but he sent me as his Messenger. How is it that you do not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my Message. As for you, you are children of your Father the Devil, and you are determined to do what your father loves to do. He was a murderer from the first, and did not stand by the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he does what is natural to him; because he is a liar, and the father of lying.

My children, I am writing to you to keep you from sinning; but if any one should sin, we have one who can plead for us with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous-- and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but for those of the whole world besides. And by this we know that we have learned to know him--by our laying his commands to heart. read more.
The man who says 'I know Jesus,' but does not lay his commands to heart, is a liar, and the Truth has no place in him;