1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. 17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. We must all, after Christ's example, overcome the world, or it will overcome us to our ruin.6-8 We are inwardly and outwardly defiled; inwardly, by the power and pollution of sin in our nature. Amen.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3. (9-12) The assurance of God's hearing and answering prayer. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. (1) Being born of God is the source of love. What does 1 John 5:4 mean? 1 John 5 Good News Translation (GNT) Our Victory over the World 5 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Messiah is a child of God; and whoever loves a father loves his child also. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. This being done away by the regeneration and new-creating of souls by the Holy Spirit, is a testimony to the Saviour. 1 John 4 Chapter 5. 1 John 5:1. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. Then let us thankfully receive the record of Scripture. Next week we will jump right into 2 John...all 13 verses. Short as it is, there is a world of meaning in this phrase. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. Who is it that overcomes the world? The only New Testament book using this phrase more often is John's gospel. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] John returns again in this verse to the theme of believers as overcomers. Some think that the two sacraments are here meant: baptism with water, as the outward sign of regeneration, and purifying from the pollution of sin by the Holy Spirit; and the Lord's supper, as the outward sign of the shedding Christ's blood, and the receiving him by faith for pardon and justification. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. No wonder if he that rejects this evidence is judged a blasphemer of the Spirit of God. And his commandments are not burdensome,b 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Overcoming the World. Proud member The reason why a the world does not know us is that b it did not know him . 1 John 5 5 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. When we are sure we are born of God we can be more sure we will overcome the world. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This will lead us to live the Christian life more confidently and see many answers to prayer as we pray more and more according to God’s will (1 John 5:13–15). Bible > Interlinear > 1 John 5:1 1 John 5:1 1 John 5 - Click for Chapter. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. Always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labour is not in vain in the Lord. During the 2014 New Great Commission School, Bible-teacher Steve Gregg delivered lectures on the book of First John. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. (1-5) Reference to witnesses agreeing to prove that Jesus, the Son of God, is the true Messiah. Faith sanctifies the heart, and purifies it from those sensual lusts by which the world obtains sway and dominion over souls. He cannot be satisfied with this world, but looks beyond it, and is still tending, striving, and pressing toward heaven. 1 John 5:6. 1 John 5 - NIV: Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. The Lord Christ invites us to come to him in all circumstances, with our supplications and requests, notwithstanding the sin that besets us. We cannot pray that the sins of the impenitent and unbelieving should, while they are such, be forgiven them; or that mercy, which supposes the forgiveness of sins, should be granted to them, while they wilfully continue such. There is a sin that leads to death. The Word declared that He and the Father were One, and that whoever had seen him had seen the Father. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. has become a child of God. 1 John 5 - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. (i) In Greek the word idol has in it the sense of unreality. All rights reserved. If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. 5. I am not saying that you should pray about that. The Biblical Illustrator. 1 * Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the father loves [also] the one begotten by him.a 2 In this way we know that we love the children of God when we love God and obey his commandments. The Holy Spirit. 1 John 5 ; 1JN 5:1 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. 1. for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 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. Happy are those to whom it is given to know that the Son of God is come, and to have a heart to trust in and rely on him that is true! And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. forgetfulness on the leader's part) we failed to hit record until after the initial reading of 1 John 5. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John or I John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles.There is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine works.The author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 1. To the doctrine taught by the apostles, respecting the person and salvation of Christ, there were three testimonies. Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. The actual and active purity and holiness of his disciples are represented by baptism. 1 John 5 - 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. He has seen the suitableness of such a Saviour to all his spiritual wants and circumstances. 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. 6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not [ e]with the water only, but [ f]with the water and [ g]with the blood. In this chapter the apostle asserts, I. 1 John 5 . 5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ # 5:1 Or the Messiah. (13-17) The happy condition of true believers, and a charge to renounce all idolatry. It is in vain for a man to plead that he believes the testimony of God in other things, while he rejects it in this. 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. Though the conflict often is sharp, and the regenerate may be cast down, yet he will rise up and renew his combat with resolution. 3 This is love for God: to obey … 2 Beloved , we are z God’s children c now , and what we will be d has not yet appeared ; but we know that e when he appears 1 f we shall be like him , because g we shall see him as he is . There are sins that war against spiritual life in the soul, and the life above. We ought to pray for others, as well as for ourselves. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. 3 For our love for God means that we obey his commands. Such assurance has the gospel believer: he has a witness in himself, which puts the matter out of doubt with him, except in hours of darkness or conflict; but he cannot be argued out of his belief in the leading truths of the gospel. 5 Everyone who believes that () Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and () everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. But whether this passage be cited or not, the doctrine of the Trinity in Unity stands equally firm and certain. To this living and true God, be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Here is what makes the unbeliever's sin so awful; the sin of unbelief. 1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. John refers to Jesus as the Son of God four other times in this chapter (1 John 5:10, 12, 13, 20), in addition to 1 John 3:8 and 1 John 4:15. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. As is our "practice" (aka. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. The water: this sets forth the Saviour's purity and purifying power. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. With this sudden, sharp injunction John brings his letter to an end. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. Christ coming by water and blood. The real Christian overcomes the world by faith; he sees, in and by the life and conduct of the Lord Jesus on earth, that this world is to be renounced and overcome. Commentary on 1 John 5:13-17 (Read 1 John 5:13-17) Upon all this evidence, it is but right that we believe on the name of the Son of God. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. And his commands are not burdensome. Self-denial is required, but true Christians have a principle which carries them above all hinderances. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. The water, as well as the blood, came out of the side of the sacrificed Redeemer. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue.