MODERN textual scholars do not hesitate to omit from the Bible the spurious passage found at 1 John 5:7-8. It is omitted by the translations ERV, ASV, RSV, ESV, NASB, LEB, CSB, UASV, etc.) Commenting on these words, the greatest textual scholar of the 20th century Bruce M. Metzger said, “these words are spurious and have no right to stand in the New Testament is certain …” – Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (1994), 647.
Without God’s Word man’s heart is incapable of seeing things in a straightforward manner, but is full of shrewd guile, and ever seeking to do bad. (Jer. 17:9) Fallen humans are mentally bent toward bad. (Gen. 6:5; 8:21)