New Testament

Other Letters

What single behavior demonstrated obedience to God’s commandments?

The act of loving people. John mentioned love many times in this letter. He wrote, “Whoever says, ‘I am in the light,’ while a brother or sister, is still in the darkness. Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling.” (I John 2:9–10) He wrote also, “Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (NRSV, I John 4:8)


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