^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
^2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God,
and keep his commandments.
^3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his
commandments are not grievous.
^4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the
victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
^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
witness, because the Spirit is truth.
^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; and he that hath not the Son of God
hath not life.
^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 any
thing 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 see 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 not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
^19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in
^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 God, and eternal
^21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
Here it is again, more about the commandments, kinda seems like God
istrying to get a point across about this. What do you think? A part
oftodays reading that really caught my attention was in verse 4, we
aretold that whosoever is born of God overcomes the world, this
statementcomes right after he speaks of the commandments. The world
definetlydoes not keep the commandments, or much of anything else that
is inGods word. How about you? Are you getting your information from men
orfrom God through scripture? Do you show yourself seperate from
thisworld? Or just go along with the crowd for popularity? Take a look
atany one of the true followers of Jesus Christ in the bible, they
wereconstantly correcting people with scripture and usually were not
tooliked for it. The world teaches us that anything goes, or if it
feelsgood do it, but Gods word is absolute and let’s us know that there
isonly one path that leads to him. Are you on that path?