C. True Christians do not live in sin (3:6-7). Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. The grammar of 1 John 3:6 John has already told us in 1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. In 1 John 1:8, the grammar indicates John is speaking about occasional acts of sin. John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh, is flesh Man by his natural birth, and as he is born according to the flesh of his natural parents, is a mere natural man; that is, he is carnal and corrupt, and cannot discern spiritual things; nor can he, as such, enter into, and inherit the kingdom of God; see ( 1 Corinthians 2:14 ) … 1 John 2:3-6 New International Version Update Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers 3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. That which is born of the flesh is flesh — Only flesh, void of the Spirit: or is carnal and corrupt, and therefore at enmity with the Spirit.And that which is born of the Spirit is spirit — Is spiritual, heavenly, divine, like its author.— Is spiritual, heavenly, divine, like its author. 1 John 3:6-10 New International Version (NIV) 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. 1 John 2:3 By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments. 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him The Alexandrian copy reads, "for if we say": that is, if any profess to be partakers of the divine nature, to be like unto God, and to have communion with him, to have the light of his Anyone living in sin is not abiding in Christ and has not seen or known Him (3:6). “Abides” is John’s word for fellowship, but we need to understand that in his mind, every (1). John 3:6-8. 1 John 2:4 If anyone says, "I know Him," but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. 1 John 2:3-6 - NIV: We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.