“Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves Him that begat loves him also that is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:1-5
Faith is a much used word. “You can accomplish anything, if you have faith”. Many of us have heard such a phrase, maybe with a few variations. That is in fact, having faith in faith. It is not faith that accomplishes anything.
Let us look at the verses above…
- Believing that Jesus is the Christ, one is born of God;
- The ones who believe Him, having faith in Him keep His commandments, loving the children of God;
- Who ever is born of God overcomes the world system, the devil; which is out to do evil, and tries to destroy all that is good and godly;
- It is Our Faith in Christ Jesus that overcomes the world, the works of the flesh, and the devil.
Those who love Him keep His commandments. These are the ones who have the faith that overcomes the world.
REFERENCES: 2:22; John 1:12; 3:1-21; 16:33; 1 Corinthians 15:57