The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: [c] God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the [d] propitiation [e] for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. [f] If we love one another, God remains in [g] us and His love is perfected in us.