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1 John

5:1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Anointed is a child of God, and such a child must also love his other children as well.5:2And this is how we know we love his other children: by loving God and carrying out his commands;5:3that is the love of God. And his commands are not heavy weights to carry,5:4because all who are God’s children are conquering the world— it is our faith that conquers it.5:5Who conquers the world, if not those who believe that Jesus is the God-Man?

5:6Jesus the Anointed is the one who came by means of water and blood— not only water but also blood— and the Spirit is the truthful witness.5:7So there are three witnesses:5:8the Spirit, the water, and the blood, and they all agree.5:9If we accept the witness of mere humans, then the witness of God concerning his Son is greater.5:10Whoever puts their trust in the God-Man has this witness in them, but whoever does not believe God has called him a liar, because they have not believed God’s testimony about his Son.5:11And this is the testimony: that God gave us eternal life, the life that is in his Son.5:12So whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the God-Man does not have life.

5:13I write these things to you so you can understand that you have eternal life, you who put your trust in the Name of the God-Man.5:14We can boldly approach God with any request that is according to his will; he will hear us.5:15And if we know he hears us, whatever we request is ours.

5:16If anyone sees another failing, but in a way that does not lead to death, they should pray and thus save the failing one’s life. (This doesn’t apply to a failure that leads to death; they shouldn’t pray about that.)5:17All injustice is failing and does not lead to death.5:18We know that no child of God keeps failing, but the One born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot touch them.

5:19We know that we are from God but the whole world is assigned to the evil one.5:20Yet we also know that the God-Man is coming, and he has given us understanding so we may know the True One. We are united with the True One, his Son Jesus the Anointed. He is the True God and eternal life.5:21Little ones, guard yourselves from idols!