After this, there is a postscript or epilogue, which offers further encouragement to Christians. While cautioning that some sins are mortal, which here likely means that they prevent a person from experience true life -- and thus, they will not be able to enjoy eternal life with God, it reminds Christians that God is anxious to offer forgiveness and guidance, if only a Christian will ask. In fact, God protects those who have come into life and light from the harshness and darkness of the world.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 John 5 today.