1 John 2
Christ is our advocate with the Father, and a propitiation for the sins of the whole world. Rightly to know God is to keep his commandments: the chief of which is to love one another. The apostle addresseth Christians of various ages separately, and warneth them against an inordinate love of this world: and against deceivers, who were many. He sheweth the means they had of knowing the truth, and of distinguishing false teachers; and pointeth out their obligation to abide in the truth which they had been taught. He that doeth righteousness is born of God.