The Book of Mormon and First John

I John 1:9 ...and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Alma 7:14 ...who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness.
I John 2:15,16 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world...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. I Nephi 22:23 ...and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world...
Alma 39:9 ...and go no more after the lusts of your eyes...
I John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God......but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Moroni 7:48 ...that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure...
I John 4:18 ...but perfect love casteth out fear... Moroni 8:16 ...for perfect love casteth out all fear.
I John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. II Nephi 31:21 ...and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God...
III Nephi 11:27 ...the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one...
III Nephi 11:36 ...for the Father, and I, and the Holy Ghost are one.
Mormon 7:7 ...unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God...

The word 'cleanse' (I John 1:9) is used only once in the Book of Mormon.

I John 5:7 is generally considered to be a late interpolation into the text. It is present in only a very few, late Greek manuscripts.

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