It’s the person who loves brother and sister who dwells in God’s light and doesn’t block the light from others. Next. His life doesn’t match his words. 17-18 God is love. The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome. Those who make a practice of sin are straight from the Devil, the pioneer in the practice of sin. God’s word is so steady in you. 6 There once was a man, his name John, sent by God. That is what he came to tell us, and what he imparts to us as we learn to know him. He experienced a life-giving birth and a death-killing death. John begins (1:1) by listing five ways that the revelation of Jesus Christ is historically validated. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. This is the man I’ve been talking about, ‘the One who comes after me but is really ahead of me.’ I knew nothing about who he was—only this: that my task has been to get Israel ready to recognize him as the God-Revealer. 1 John 1:5 Walking in the Light. They’ve got him all backward. 1-2 From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This Jesus is both True God and Real Life. came into being without him. No one has seen God, ever. 1 John 1:5 German Bible Alphabetical: all and announce at darkness declare from God have heard him in is light message no that the there This to we you NT Letters: 1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have (1J iJ 1Jn i jn 1 jo) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools 21-24 And friends, once that’s taken care of and we’re no longer accusing or condemning ourselves, we’re bold and free before God! Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. He forgives the sins of the world! 11-12 This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son. Well, they’re all over the place, antichrists everywhere you look. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; The Message Large Print Edition, Deluxe Lavender Linen Hardcover, The Message Outreach Edition, Large-Print, softcover, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Soft Imitation Leather, Color Spectrum, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, navy, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown. This then is the message Of God by his Son the Word, or from Christ by his apostles. There is such a thing as a fatal sin, and I’m not urging you to pray about that. 4-6 If someone claims, “I know him well!” but doesn’t keep his commandments, he’s obviously a liar. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. Well, here it is, sooner than we thought! The Point of John 1:1–5. None of those who do practice sin have taken a good look at Christ. 1 John 1:5 MSG This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One. This has been going on a long time. On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you—the darkness fading away and the True Light already blazing! 1 John 1:5. John 1:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:5, NIV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." 1 1-2 From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world. This then is the message — That is, one part of it; which we have heard of him — The Son of God; that God is light — The light of truth, wisdom, holiness, glory. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.… This then is the message which we have heard of him, etc. Whoever believes in the Son of God inwardly confirms God’s testimony. 1 John 5dropdownThe Messagedropdown. 1 John 1:5, ESV: "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." First we were loved, now we love. — came into being without him. 19 They left us, but they were never really with us. Well-formed love banishes fear. Trust God and not man! 2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent his Son as Savior of the world. How could they? That God is light. 1 John 1:5 (ESV): This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 4-6 All who indulge in a sinful life are dangerously lawless, for sin is a major disruption of God’s order. 14-15 The way we know we’ve been transferred from death to life is that we love our brothers and sisters. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. We know that we are held firm by God; it’s only the people of the world who continue in the grip of the Evil One. Dear children, be on guard against all clever facsimiles. He told us to love each other, in line with the original command. 1 John 1:5 Walk in the Light. And this is how we experience his deep and abiding presence in us: by the Spirit he gave us. If we love the One who conceives the child, we’ll surely love the child who was conceived. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own. You veterans know the One who started it all; and you newcomers—such vitality and strength! 1 John 1:5-7. No one who denies the Son has any part with the Father, but affirming the Son is an embrace of the Father as well. 16-17 This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. But the one who keeps God’s word is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is what makes an antichrist: denying the Father, denying the Son. 20-21 But you belong. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The source whence all light, whether it be physical, or moral, or spiritual, comes; the Enlightener of the universe. I haven’t been writing this to tell you something you don’t know, but to confirm the truth you do know, and to remind you that the truth doesn’t breed lies. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. You veterans were in on the ground floor, and know the One who started all this; you newcomers have won a big victory over the Evil One. 5 1-3 Every person who believes that Jesus is, in fact, the Messiah, is God-born. God’s seed is deep within them, making them who they are. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. And you made it disappear. And everyone who refuses to confess faith in Jesus has nothing in common with God. 1 John 1:5: This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there's not a trace of darkness in him. 5 l This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that m God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. There is no room in love for fear. 1 John 2:8 On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the … After the first, the last four are in a progression from the least (heard) to the most definite (touched). He loved us first. You don’t need any of their so-called teaching. Just look at it—we’re called children of God! 18-21 We know that none of the God-born makes a practice of sin—fatal sin. 12-13 We must not be like Cain, who joined the Evil One and then killed his brother. 1 John 1:5 King James Version (KJV). 1Jo 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him. Sign up for the Verse of the Day. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. Your joy will double our joy! This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. 6-8 Jesus—the Divine Christ! And all the while the Spirit is confirming the truth, the reality of God’s presence at Jesus’ baptism and crucifixion, bringing those occasions alive for us. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know very well that eternal life and murder don’t go together. 29-31 The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb! John 1:5, KJV: "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." 4-6 My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. So if my messages are going to be faithful to John's purpose in this gospel, my goal must be to help you believe in the Son of God and have eternal life. 18-20 My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! It’s always been implicit in the Message you’ve heard. John 1:5 The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. Christ’s anointing teaches you the truth on everything you need to know about yourself and him, uncontaminated by a single lie. The Evil One can’t lay a hand on them. And now we’re telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours. And that’s only the beginning. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. 13-15 My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. Who knows how we’ll end up! Whoever refuses to believe in effect calls God a liar, refusing to believe God’s own testimony regarding his Son. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—simply come clean about them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. 19 We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. Do we keep his commands? Message from: Psalm John 1:5 - The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 3-5 Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing! 3-4 We saw it, we heard it, and now we’re telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. If we love the One who conceives the child, we’ll surely love the child who was conceived. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. That’s how we know that we’re close to the end. And why did he kill him? 4 And these things write we vnto you, that your ioy may be full. 2-3 Here’s how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments. "God is light and in him is no darkness at all." 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Here’s how you tell the difference between God’s children and the Devil’s children: The one who won’t practice righteous ways isn’t from God, nor is the one who won’t love brother or sister. Image by Mark L. Olshefski taken in Panama City Beach, FL Jan 2021. People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:5. But whoever hates is still in the dark, stumbles around in the dark, doesn’t know which end is up, blinded by the darkness. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. Let it sink into your life. Anyone who doesn’t love is as good as dead. 5 This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him. John 1:5: The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out. And the three in perfect agreement. It just isolates you from him. The message heard from Christ, now declared, is that God is light. 1 John 1-5 The Message (MSG) 1 1-2 From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived. We’re able to stretch our hands out and receive what we asked for because we’re doing what he said, doing what pleases him. 11 For this is the original message we heard: We should love each other. The shepherd walks right up to the gate. But they’re no match for what is embedded deeply within you—Christ’s anointing, no less! And we know that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God—what a gift!—and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. If they had been, they would have stuck it out with us, loyal to the end. You heard that Antichrist is coming. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God. A claim like that is errant nonsense. They talk the world’s language and the world eats it up. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. 1 John 1:5 Context. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. This is the only way to be sure we’re in God. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! The Son of God entered the scene to abolish the Devil’s ways. As one finds a clue and responds to it, God reveals more about Himself, eventually leading the person to Himself. Review (1 John 1:5 NKJV) This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 15-17 Don’t love the world’s ways. (1 John 1:5 RSV) That is the message of the life of Jesus. 16-17 For instance, if we see a Christian believer sinning (clearly I’m not talking about those who make a practice of sin in a way that is “fatal,” leading to eternal death), we ask for God’s help and he gladly gives it, gives life to the sinner whose sin is not fatal. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. 6-7 If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim. 29 Once you’re convinced that he is right and righteous, you’ll recognize that all who practice righteousness are God’s true children. 1 John 1:4 1 John 1 And this is the message which we have heard from him, and are reporting unto you, - that, God, is, light, and in him is, no darkness at all. 7-8 So, my dear children, don’t let anyone divert you from the truth. NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Large Print, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print, The Message, Ministry Edition: The Bible in Contemporary Language, The Message, Large Print Edition: Deluxe Charcoal Linen Hardcover, The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Spring Palette. 10 1-5 “Let me set this before you as plainly as I can. The reality test on whether or not we love God’s children is this: Do we love God? 28 And now, children, stay with Christ. A triple testimony: the Spirit, the Baptism, the Crucifixion. 7-8 My dear friends, I’m not writing anything new here. Jesus Christ is validated by the historic message about Him. John 1:5 in all English translations. If we love the One who conceives the … 3 What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. It disappears. 1 John 1:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 1:5, NIV: "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all." But we come from God and belong to God. 8-10 If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. ? Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness | The Message (MSG) | Download The Bible App Now. 11-12 My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This summary of the Gospel of John provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Gospel of John. 1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. 12-13 I remind you, my dear children: Your sins are forgiven in Jesus’ name. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! John 1:1-5; John 1:10-14 Read chapter in The Message Bible. The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God. This is another test for telling the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of deception. 7 to point out the way to the Life-Light. So don’t be surprised, friends, when the world hates you. John 10:1-5 The Message (MSG) He Calls His Sheep by Name. 24-25 Stay with what you heard from the beginning, the original message. 1 John 1:5-10 - NIV: This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 9-10 People conceived and brought into life by God don’t make a practice of sin. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin. John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 9-10 If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. The God-born are also the God-protected. This is the spirit of antichrist that you heard was coming. The Syriac version renders it, "this is the Gospel"; which is good news from a far country, a message sent from the King of kings to sinful men: or this is the annunciation, or declaration; that is, the thing declared, or showed. Live deeply in what you were taught. John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil… John 12:36-40 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. 5 1-3 Every person who believes that Jesus is, in fact, the Messiah, is God-begotten. 5 The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out. (1). A simple test. 2-3 Here’s how you test for the genuine Spirit of God. 13-16 This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in him, and he in us: He’s given us life from his life, from his very own Spirit. Then we’ll be ready for him when he appears, ready to receive him with open arms, with no cause for red-faced guilt or lame excuses when he arrives. Read full chapter. 4-5 Every God-born person conquers the world’s ways. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. Not only birth from the womb, but baptismal birth of his ministry and sacrificial death. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), The Power That Brings the World to Its Knees. John 1:5, ESV: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God’s love? Everyone who confesses openly his faith in Jesus Christ—the Son of God, who came as an actual flesh-and-blood person—comes from God and belongs to God. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love! The Holy One anointed you, and you all know it. MSG: The Message That is the direction you should pray for me. These people belong to the Christ-denying world. It is put positively and negatively and it is easy to see how that message was incorporated and fulfilled in the life of Jesus. Again, this is God’s command: to believe in his personally named Son, Jesus Christ. Live deeply in Christ. 3-5 Everything was created through him;    nothing—not one thing!—    came into being without him.What came into existence was Life,    and the Life was Light to live by.The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;    the darkness couldn’t put it out. 7-10 My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. It’s the person who denies that Jesus is the Divine Christ, that’s who. 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