Daily Archives: April 1, 2008

Musings on …. The Benefits of Being Born Again

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Book of 1 John
Chapter 5
5:1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.  
5:2 -By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.  
5:3 – For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.  
5:4 – For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world –our faith.  
5:5Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God ?  
5:6This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.  
5:7 – For there are three that testify:  
5:8 -the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.  
5:9If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.  
5:10 -The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.  
5:11 -And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  
5:12 -He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.  
5:13These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.  
5:14This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  
5:15 – And if we know that He hears us in whatever * we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.  
5:16If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.  
5:17All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.  
5:18 – We know that no * one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
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We are studying 1 Peter 1:23for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

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