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.