1 Jn 3:7-24
Little children, let no one lead you
astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He
who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning.
To this end the Son of God was revealed: that he might destroy the works of
the devil. Whoever is born of God doesnít commit sin, because his seed
remains in him; and he canít sin, because he is born of God. In this the
children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesnít
do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesnít love his brother.
For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should
love one another; unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his
brother. Why did he kill him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brotherís
righteous. Donít be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. We know
that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. He
who doesnít love his brother remains in death. Whoever hates his brother is
a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.