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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life (1 John 1:1)
- Which we have heard
- Which we have seen with our eyes
- which we have looked upon
- Which our hands have handled
that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. However, 6 If we say that we have fellowship with God (who is light), and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Good scripture for Christians to reach out to Hindus during Diwali.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:6-7)
You claim one thing and your life reflects another thing, you are a liar and not a practitioner of truth. Maybe you read truth, you sing about truth, post about truth about social media etc but the fact remains you are not a practitioner of the truth.
When someone’s life is characterized primarily by sin, we have good reason to assume that his profession is not genuine.
What is walking in the light?
Walking in the light primarily means to walk as He walked
Walking in the light also means to have right fellowship with one another
Walking in the light does not mean we will be totally free from sin. Rather, it means we are no longer slaves to sin (Rom. 6:17–19).
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
This verse holds forth the comforting promise of forgiveness and cleansing for all of us who have struggled with guilt in this sin-stained world.
Divine forgiveness has two aspects. One is the judicial forgiveness God grants as Judge. It's the forgiveness God purchased for you by Christ's atonement for your sin. That kind of forgiveness frees you from any threat of eternal condemnation. It is the forgiveness of justification. Such pardon is immediately complete-you'll never need to seek it again.
The other is a parental forgiveness God grants as your Father. He is grieved when His children sin. The forgiveness of justification takes care of judicial guilt, but it does not nullify His fatherly displeasure over your sin. He chastens those whom He loves, for their good (Heb. 12:5-11).
God's discipline-sometimes involving punishment for disobedience-is painful; no one will argue with that. But you must remember: He is causing you to share in His holiness (v. 10); He is training you (v. 11); He is producing in you the "peaceful fruit of righteousness" (v. 11). So when you have sinned, humble yourself, confess your sin, and submit to His loving discipline.