“If…Then” Statements found in First John

One of the tools in Bible study is to look for “if…then” statements. These statements are key to understanding some passages. This article looks at the epistle of First John to better understand how “If…then” statements can be used as a tool during your Bible Study.

Note: Where you see the word [then] in brackets, I have added it to the scripture to complete the “if…then” statement. Where you see a word in blue, without brackets, the scripture already includes an “if, them or but” statement.

1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, [then] we lie and do not practice the truth;

1Jn 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, [then] we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, [then] we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.

1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, [then] He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, [then] we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, [then] we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, [then] the love of the Father is not in him.

1Jn 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

1Jn 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, [then] ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

1Jn 2:29 If ye know that he is righteous, [then] ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

1Jn 3:17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, [then] how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1Jn 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, [then] we ought also to love one another.

1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, [then] God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, [then] he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1Jn 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, [then] the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

1Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, [then] he heareth us:

1Jn 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, [then] whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

1Jn 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, [then] he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.