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Children of God, of Righteousness, of Truth ... of Love
1 John Chapter 3

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall
be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.

3 And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself,
even as He is pure.

4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.

5 And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and
in Him is no sin.

6 Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath
not seen Him, neither known Him.

7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness
is righteous, even as He is righteous
.

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that He might destroy the works of the devil.

9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed
remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children
of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother
.

11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another.

12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil,
and his brother's righteous.

13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because
we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that
no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down
His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have
need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how
dwelleth the love of God in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue;
but in deed and in truth.

19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure
our hearts before Him.

20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart,
and knoweth all things.

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence
toward God.

22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep
his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

23 And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the
name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another
, as He gave
us commandment.

24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in Him, and
He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit
which He hath given us.