Everyone who believes1 that Jesus is the Christ2 is born of God,3 and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.42
This is how we know5 that we love the children of God:6 by loving God and carrying out his commands.
This is love for God: to obey his commands.7 And his commands are not burdensome,84
for everyone born of God9 overcomes10 the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.116
This is the one who came by water and blood12--Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.13