If anyone says, "I know Him," but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Cross ReferencesJohn 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision,
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.
1 John 1:6
If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.
1 John 3:6
No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:20
If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
Chapter Outline1. He comforts them against the sins of infirmity.
3. Rightly to know God is to keep his commandments;
9. to love our brothers;
15. and not to love the world.
18. We must beware of antichrists;
20. from whose deceits the godly are safe, preserved by perseverance in faith, and holiness of life.
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