Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God

1 John 5

1 John 5:1

Dost thou believe in Jesus? Dost thou love thy Lord? Then thou art born again.

1 John 5:2, 3

Obedience proves the truth of. faith, especially obedience to the command which bids us love. It is idle to talk of being saved if we are not living unto God.

1 John 5:4, 5

Faith, then, is the sure evidence of the new birth, and if we believe in the Lord Jesus we are born again, and shall overcome the world.

1 John 5:6

Cleansing from the power of sin, and delivering from its guilt.

1 John 5:7, 8

Instead of all other heavenly signs, the church has for her standing miracles the energetic work of the Holy Ghost, the purifying influence of the gospel, and the peace-giving energy of the atonement. If there be no power of the Holy Ghost, no sanctification, and no pardon of sin, our religion is a delusion; but if these be facts, and they certainly are, our faith has solid grounds.

1 John 5:9-13

You do believe, but you may believe yet more. “Lord, increase our faith,” is no needless prayer.

1 John 5:14, 15

Answers to prayer are a powerful establishment of faith. The God who has an ear for our prayers is no fiction.

1 John 5:16-18

Whatever the unpardonable sin may be, the child of God shall be kept from it. We need not curiously inquire what that dark crime may be; it will be better to follow our Lord, and we shall be preserved from it.

 

For ever here my rest shall be

Close to thy bleeding side;

This all my hope and all my plea—

For me the Saviour died.

 

Th’ atonement of thy blood apply

Till faith to sight improve;

Till hope in full fruition die,

And all my soul be love.

 

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