Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces
1 John 3:6
Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

This exposition may be illustrated by a far reaching analogy found in the solar system. The motive force in a planet at any moment, which force is an accumulation of its previous motion, would, if the attractive force of the sun were withdrawn, carry the planet from its orbit and to ruin. Whereas, if the inherent force were removed, the planet would fall into the sun, thus losing its individual existence. But under the combined influence of these two forces, each exerting its full influence every moment, the planet moves on its appointed path, preserving its individuality, yet subordinate to a body immensely greater than itself. So we move in absolute devotion to Him from whom we receive light and life and all things.

(J. A. Beet, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

WEB: Whoever remains in him doesn't sin. Whoever sins hasn't seen him, neither knows him.

Abiding in Christ the Remedy Against Sin
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