because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our faith.
Who can defeat the world? Only the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus Christ is the one who came with the water of his baptism and the blood of his death. He came not only with the water, but with both the water and the blood. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is true, because the Spirit is truth.
There are three witnesses:
the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and all three give the same testimony.
We believe human testimony; but God's testimony is much stronger, and he has given this testimony about his Son.
So those who believe in the Son of God have this testimony in their own heart; but those who do not believe God, have made a liar of him, because they have not believed what God has said about his Son.
The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life, and this life has its source in his Son. 112
Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I am writing this to you so that you may know that you have eternal life - you that believe in the Son of God.
We have courage in God's presence, because we are sure that he hears us if we ask him for anything that is according to his will.