There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. He has found and felt the power of the word and doctrine of Christ, humbling, healing, quickening, and comforting his soul. Christ is the "only-begotten Son" by generation; we become begotten sons of God by regeneration and adoption. Confirming, by a triumphant question defying all contradiction, as an undeniable fact, 1 John 5:4 , that the victory which overcomes the world is faith. 17. believeth not God--credits not His witness. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. . 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God (P)has the testimony in himself.

And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and (AJ)eternal life. This naturally prepares the way for warning against false gods ( 1 John 5:21 ). 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. chapter 5. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. see--on any particular occasion; Greek aorist.

CHAPTER 5. This was done in and by the Spirit of God, according to the Saviour's declaration. Compare also 1 John 5:11 1 John 5:13 . As our love to the brethren is the sign and test of our love to God, so (John here says) our love to God (tested by our "keeping his commandments") is, conversely, the ground and only true basis of love to our brother. 17All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death. . He that believeth hath the witness in himself, 1 John 5:10. we have the petitions that we desired of him--We have, as present possessions, everything whatsoever we desired (asked) from Him. What makes them to the regenerate "not grievous," is faith which "overcometh the world" ( 1 John 5:4 ):in proportion as faith is strong, the grievousness of God's commandments to the rebellious flesh is overcome. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus.

5. Affectionate parting caution. 5 Everyone who believes that () Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and () everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 21 Little children, (AK)keep yourselves from idols. Though the conflict often is sharp, and the regenerate may be cast down, yet he will rise up and renew his combat with resolution. Whosoever--Greek, "Everyone that." 2 We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments. "Shall give life," I say, to, that is, obtain life "for (in the case of) them that sin not unto death." 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ # 5:1 Or the Messiah. This life is not only natural, consisting of the union of the soul and the body (as that of the reprobate in eternal pain, which ought to be termed death eternal, not life), but also spiritual, the union of the soul to God, and supremely blessed for ever (for life is another term for happiness) [PEARSON, Exposition of the Creed].

6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. 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. keepeth himself--The Vulgate translates, "The having been begotten of God keepeth HIM" (so one of the oldest manuscripts reads): so ALFORD. The water: this sets forth the Saviour's purity and purifying power. In some things they are speedily answered; in others they are granted in the best manner, though not as requested. Still, I think with BENGEL, not merely the act, but also the state of apostasy accompanying the act, is included--a "state of soul in which faith, love, and hope, in short, the new life, is extinguished. In so far as he realizes his regeneration-life, the prince of this world hath nothing in him to fasten his deadly temptations on, as in Christ's own case. Amen. 1 John 5. And (G)his commandments are not burdensome. This being done away by the regeneration and new-creating of souls by the Holy Spirit, is a testimony to the Saviour. "Provided that the sin is not unto death." The world lieth in the power of, and abiding in, the wicked one, as the resting-place and lord of his slaves; compare "abideth in death," 1 John 3:14 ; contrast 1 John 5:20 , "we are in Him that is true." The Lord Christ invites us to come to him in all circumstances, with our supplications and requests, notwithstanding the sin that besets us. (18-21)1-5 True love for the people of God, may be distinguished from natural kindness or party attachments, by its being united with the love of God, and obedience to his commands. Jesus, by virtue of His oneness with God, is also "He that is true" ( Revelation 3:7 ). It was therefore first written as a marginal comment to complete the sense of the text, and then, as early at least as the eighth century, was introduced into the text of the Latin Vulgate. And let us be truly thankful that no sin, of which any one truly repents, is unto death.18-21 All mankind are divided into two parties or dominions; that which belongs to God, and that which belongs to the wicked one.

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