First Epistle of John Chapter Five

5:1 One who trusts that Jesus is the Anointed of God [Messiah, Christ] and comes from God; and one who loves the Creator loves what comes from Him.
5:2 From this we know that we love God’s children when we love and follow His instructions.
5:3 For this is loving God: That we follow His instructions and His instructions are not a burden.
5:4 For anyone who comes from God overcomes the material world. This is the victory that overcomes the material world and our faith.
5:5 Who is it who overcomes the material world? One who trusts that Jesus is the Representative of God.
5:6 Jesus the Anointed of God [Messiah, Christ] arrived with the purifying waters of the seat of life. Not only with purifying waters, but with the purifying waters and the seat of life: The Spirit who testifies because the Spirit is Truth.
5:7 Because there are three that testify:
5:8 The Spirit, the purifying waters, and the seat of life – and the three are in harmony.
5:9 We may accept human testimony, but the testimony of God is greater, because the testimony of God is this: He testified about His Representative.
5:10 One who trusts in the Representative of God testifies within himself. One who does not trust God has made Him a liar, because he hasn’t trusted in the testimony that God gave about His Representative.
5:11 And this testimony is that God gave us eternal life – and this life is with His Representative.
5:12 One who receives the Representative has life. One who doesn’t accept the Representative of God doesn’t have life.
5:13 I have written these things to you who trust in the name of the Representative of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
5:14 This is the trust that we have for Him: That if we ask anything that relates to pleasing Him, He hears us.
5:15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask – we know that we have what we have requested of Him.
5:16 If you see your brother committing a transgression not leading to death, pray to God to give them life. I am not speaking of those transgressions that lead to death.
5:17 All wickedness is transgression, but there are transgressions that don’t lead to death.
5:18 No one arising from God transgresses. Rather, one who comes from God holds onto Him and wickedness doesn’t touch him.
5:19 We know we are with God and that the material world deceives with the power of wickedness.
5:20 And we know the Representative of God Jesus the Anointed [Messiah, Christ] appeared and gave us understanding so that we might know the true God and eternal life.
5:21 Dear children – guard yourselves from false gods.