The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
No one born of God commits sin; for God's nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God.
It's pure arrogance to think that a thought in my head is better than a thought in the head of Martin Luther just because I live in the twentieth century and he lived in the sixteenth. Because there aren't any really new ideas under the sun. Each priority corresponds to a relationship in which we exist: to God, to other believers, and to the world without Christ. Taking Cues from the King's Son Suppose you are a kid playing in the streets outside the mansion of the king, and the king's own son comes out and starts to play with you.
Very legalistic; has to do with you and I having a free will.
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.
The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Picture a Satanist, and you might imagine someone dressed in a black cloak and mask engaging in bizarre violent rituals involving the blood of dead animals and an inverted pentagram etched onto the ground in chalk.
At some point in this vision, Satan might even burst through the floor in a flurry of fire and bring an end to the world.