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1 John 1:8

This is a passage that is used by those still carnal , ripped out of context of the rest of the Word of God, to have an excuse
to continue to live in willful rebellion against God.
The carnal mind that is not reading the passage by the Spirit, and still in the depths of sin, will come to this passage and
say they have found their excuse to sin. They have gone to the Word of God in a dishonest heart, seeking a place to hide in
sin. There is no place to hide in sin in the Word of God. Jesus is coming to judge the World and to CONVINCE those of
sin who will not be convinced in this life of their wickedness. Then it will be too late.

1JN 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1JN 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness.
1JN 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:8 does NOT say If we say that we DO NOT sin .
1 John 1:8 does NOT say If we say we are not sinning presently, as they twist the verse to mean.
1 John 1:8, in context of 1 John 1:10 is telling you that if you say you have not sinned you call God a liar.
You have sin because you have sinned. The Blood of Jesus can wash you white as snow.

Few ever mention the remedy of this in verse 9.

Comparing scripture to scripture as all the passages of Gods Word fit together perfectly:
Confess, repent, and forsake in godly sorrow and mourning, bringing forth deeds worthy of repentance, are all
required
PROV 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have
mercy.
Repent, Confess, Forsake in mourning and godly sorrow (2 Cor 7:10-11) bringin forth deeds worthy of repentance,
( Matt 3:8, Acts 26:20) Then you will obtain mercy.

John teaches us in this in The Gospel of John in John 3. Many usually stop at verse 3:16, and never read past there to
understand what the condemnation is.

Compare 1 John 1:8 and 10 with John 3:

JN 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil.
JN 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be
reproved.

John is telling us in these verses that those who sin HATE Jesus. They are the false brethren.

1 John 1 8 & 10 teach us the same as John 3:21.

Those who have come to the truth, DO truth, and they have had their DEEDS made manifest by the light, to go and sin no
more. THESE HAVE THE TRUTH IN THEM.

John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Confirms these passages

1JN 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is
righteous.
1JN 3:8 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.
1JN 3:9 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.

If you are still sinning, you are not a child of God, but a child of the devil.
He that committeth sin is of the devil.

Those who go to God's Word seeking an excuse to continue to spit in the face of Jesus, and reject His truth and
Knowledge, need to consider stern and sober warning from the Prophet Hosea:

HOS 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,
that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the
law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.