This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in him.
If we say, "We have fellowship with him," and yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.
If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we say, "We have no sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.