Was John writing a new command?

In 1 John, the author says he’s not writing a new command. All he’s doing is reminding people of an old command, one that they’ve always had. After all, as James says, there’s only one lawgiver. So nobody but God can write new laws.

But what’s the next thing John says after saying he’s not writing a new command? He says he is writing a new command.

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