1st John Ch. 5:1-21
1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
Brothers, we are told here in verse 1 that whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ then that person is born of God. John goes on to say here that everyone that loves God also loves his brothers in Christ Jesus.
2 By we know that we love the children of God, when we love and keep his commandments.
When you keep God's commandments you know that you love your brothers in Christ Jesus for to love the Father and the Son you must love your brothers in Christ also.
I will say here once again that you do not have to believe what they believe, but you must believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, and that he came to this world to die for our sins, and that he not only died for our sins but Jesus also rose on the third day and ascended into heaven to sit at God's right hand. Jesus makes intercessions for each of us when we pray, and he will return one day to take us to heaven and we will live forever.
If you believe these things and your brother in Christ Jesus believes these things also then you are brothers regardless of any other beliefs that you may have.
Just remember that religious denominations are man made they are not made by God. I tell you all of the above that you may know that it is not God who has separated us from our brothers, but rather it is un-learned men and the devil who tries to keep us from fellowshipping with one another.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
His commandments are not hard to keep.
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Our faith in God has made us victorious in overcoming the world. Praise God!
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth the Spirit 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Brothers Jesus is the Son of God and He is life. We have life eternal because we know that Jesus is the Son of God. By our faith in His holy word we are saved from death. You and I will never know death.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 16 If any man sees his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 19 And we know that we are saved and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
The world lies in darkness and we who are saved live in the light. There is no darkness in us.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
God bless you my brothers in Christ. Please love your brothers and do not forsake the fellowship with your brother in Christ Jesus.
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