April 17, 2016 “Behold God’s Great Love”-1 John 3-CD#1594

1 John 3-1

Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has not seen Him or known Him.”! (1 John 3) Does this mean that you have to live a perfect, sinless, life in order to know God? John told us in Chapter 1 that we all sin; and if we say we do not sin, we are making God a liar and deceiving ourselves.     What John was writing here is that you can’t just continue to sin, as a way of life, and think you are a Christian. It is not that we don’t ever sin at all. It is just that our way of life should be changing, and growing away from the old sinful habits; and though we still make mistakes, and stumble occasionally, our lives have changed. There is a pattern of repentance that all can see.  

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