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1:3, 4 The author gives two purposes for writing. First, he wants his readers to have “fellowship” (koinōgnia, Gk.) with him (v. 3). People who have “fellowship” are individuals who share something in common. The author’s “fellowship” is with the Father and the Son. Consequently, if the readers have fellowship with John, then they have fellowship with God. On the other hand, the lack of kinship between the author and the false teachers (2:19) implies that these heretics do not know God. Second,
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