1 John 2:2-4
New American Bible (Revised Edition)
2 He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.(A) 3 The way we may be sure[a] that we know him is to keep his commandments.(B) 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.(C)Read full chapter
- 2:3–6 The way we may be sure: to those who claim, “I have known Christ and therefore I know him,” our author insists on not mere intellectual knowledge but obedience to God’s commandments in a life conformed to the example of Christ; this confirms our knowledge of him and is the love of God…perfected. Disparity between moral life and the commandments proves improper belief.