1 My little children (initiates who are awakening consciousness), these things write I unto you, that ye sin not (not listen to your ego). And if any man sin (by believing his own ego or the egos of others), we have an advocate with the Father, (the inner Savior) Jesus (the Cosmic) Christ the righteous (who fulfills the law):
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins (because only the Christic wisdom can lead us out of the ego): and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him (the universal Christ), if we keep his commandments (strict guidance to stay on the path to Self-realization).
4 He that saith (speaks about Gnosis), I know him, and keepeth not his (the Christ's) commandments, is a liar (because he is identified with his pride and vanity), and the truth (Christ) is not in him (you can only serve one master: the devil ego, or the Inner Guru).
5 But whoso keepeth his word (the sacred Christic doctrine), in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. (Those who remain completely true to the strict rule of the Christ are perfected; those who listen to their filthy mind fall away).
6 He that saith he abideth in him (Christ) ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked (we must emulate Christ in all ways: never glorifying ourselves or others, but only loving all beings and serving them in humility).
7 Brethren (initiates who have achieved some level of sanctification), I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning (of your work on the path). The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning (that is, you shall love the Lord your own Inner God above all things; that is, you shall have no other masters before your own Inner Guru).
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you (initiates who are awakening consciousness), which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness (of total sleep) is past (due to your inner work), and the true light (of Christ) now shineth (in accordance with your level of development).
9 (Yet) He that saith he is in the (Christic) light (of the bodhisattva), and hateth his brother (with gossip and criticism), is in (psychological) darkness even until now.
10 He that loveth his brother (in service and humility) abideth in the (Christic) light (of self-sacrifice), and there is none occasion of stumbling (over his own desires) in him (because the light reveals the traps of the ego).
11 But he that hateth his brother (with envy, jealousy and resentment) is in (psychological) darkness, and walketh (his path) in darkness (without the Christ), and knoweth not whither he goeth (though he never admits it), because that darkness hath blinded his (spiritual) eyes.
12 I write unto you, little children (disciples who are walking the path to sanctification), because your sins (karmic debts) are forgiven you for his name's sake (when He incarnates in you and leads you along the path toward freedom).
13 I write unto you, fathers (initiates), because ye have known him (in your meditation) that is from the beginning (in Daath). I write unto you, young men (initiates with good progress), because ye have overcome the wicked one (to a certain degree). I write unto you, little children (very advanced initiates), because ye have known the Father (directly, and perhaps even have Him incarnated, because no one knows the Father but through the inner incarnation of the Christ, which is a work of the bodhisattva).
14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong (in transmutation), and the word of God abideth in you (due to your inner creations), and ye have overcome the wicked one (and remain committed to Christ).
15 Love not the world (of illusions), neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (desire is the root of all evil; you must eliminate desire completely).
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever (because he is completely free of all desire).
18 Little children, it is the last time (the end of the age approaches): and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come (the ego will become fat in humanity), even now are there many antichrists (in you: your own egos); whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They (egos) went out from us (we created them), but they were not of us (they are not our real self); for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us (eternally): but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us (the ego and the personality are impermanent; the true Inner Buddha is eternal).
20 But ye have an unction (esoteric blessing) from the Holy One, and ye know (Daath) all things (your comprehension increases due to the work of sexual transmutation and meditation).
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the (Christic) truth, but because ye know it (to a certain degree, due to your inner works), and that no (egotistical) lie is of the truth (Christ).
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus (Yeshua, the inner savior) is the (true) Christ (because a man lies when he claims he is a master, a great initiate)? He (that claims such things about himself) is antichrist (the ego), that denieth the (inner) Father and the Son. (Likewise, those who worship personalities rather than their own inner Guru are liars who deceive themselves and others, because only the Inner Christ can save us)
23 Whosoever denieth the Son (by claiming himself to be a great illuminated one), the same (liar) hath not the Father: he that (in humility and simplicity) acknowledgeth the Son (is the true wisdom and master) hath the Father also.
24 Let that (commandment) therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning (to love your own Inner God first, and not your filthy ego which always wants to show itself). If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them (those egos) that seduce you.
27 But the anointing (initiations) which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any (external) man teach you (you only need your Inner Master): but as the same anointing (initiation) teacheth you of all things (as you meditate), and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him (Christ).
28 And now, little children (initiates), abide in him; that, when he shall appear (in you, incarnated in perfection), we may have confidence (strength), and not be ashamed before him at his coming (because we have done what we should do: die as an ego, be born as a soul, and sacrifice for humanity).
29 If ye know that he (Christ) is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.