1 John is the easiest book in the Bible to understand... but it is the hardest book in the Bible to BELIEVE! It is a contrast between walking in the darkness or walking in the light. Chapter 1 is almost always interpreted incorrectly by "bible teachers" because of a failure to define keywords. Chapter 1 is NOT about restoring our fellowship with God through confession, it proves whether an individual is IN fellowship or NOT. You are either IN fellowship for GOOD, or, you are NOT IN fellowship at all.