I John 5. “He who has the Son has life. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God…”
Love for God and one’s fellow Christian is at the core obedience to God’s commands. In this Scripture, John stresses that the person who obeys God’s commands is dong what is right toward God and fellow believers, thus loving God and man.
Verses 4 and 5. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world…our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
When we are born of God through faith in Jesus, God puts His life within us. This is what gives us the power to live triumphantly in this world, having His strength to help us live in Him.
Verse 12: “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
Pastor Grace Baughman
Carrollton Nazarene Church