in time of schism that those who love God must love their brothers
and sisters also.
The true light is already shining
(1 Jn 2:8)
1 John is a treatise
that was written by an unknown author in language similar to that used
in John's gospel. The Christian community
had suffered a schism (2:19). The author seeks to restore fellowship by
reminding readers that all have sinned. Those who say they are in the
light but continue to hate their brothers and sisters in the faith remain
in darkness. The author warns against those who deny that Jesus Christ
came in the flesh (4:1-3) repeating that those who love God must love
other Christians (4:21).
John 1:1-10 - The word of life
1 John 4:16-21
- Perfect love