Chapter 5

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves his child, too. 2This is how we know that we love Godís children, when we love God and we follow His commandments. 3Because this is Godís Love, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdens. 4Because whoever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that has conquered the world, our faith.

5Who else conquers the world, except he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ. Not just in water but in water and blood. And the Spirit is the one testifying, because the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify: 8the Spirit, the water, and the blood, and all three agree. 9If we receive the testimony of men, Godís testimony is greater because it is His testimony that He has given about His Son. 10The one who believes in Godís Son has the testimony in himself. The one who doesnít believe in God has made Him a liar because he hasnít believed in the testimony that God has given about His Son. 11This is the testimony, that God gave us Eternal Life and this Life is in His Son. 12Whoever has the Son has the Life and whoever doesnít have the Son of God doesnít have the Life.

13I wrote these things to yíall who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have Eternal Life. 14This is the boldness we have before Him, that if we ask for anything from Him, according to His will, He hears us. 15And if we know that He hears us when we ask for something from Him, we know that we will have what we ask for.

16If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that doesnít lead to death, he will ask and God will give to his brother life, to those who commit a sin not leading to death. 17All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin that doesnít lead to death.

18We know that all who are born of God donít sin, but the one who is born of God keeps Him and the evil one doesnít touch him. 19We know that we are from God and the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20And we know that Godís Son has come and has given us understanding so that we know He who is true, and we are in He who is true, in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 21Little Children, protect yourselves from idols.

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