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1 John 5:1

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 1 [In this chapter John carefully defines what are the qualifying experiences of a believer who is born of God, which are summarized here:

  1. a believer born of God keeps the commands of God, and they are not a burden; verses 2,3
  2. the believer born of God has overcome the world by crucifying his sinful nature, (the forbidden cravings, the passionate desires, and the lusts of it), verses 4,5
  3. the believer born of God has seen in his heart by the light that manifests all things the three witnesses in the earth: (See Verse 8 and its Footnote 3 below for more description of the three witnesses that are to be experienced before one is born again.)
  4. From the Word of the Lord within: "The three witnesses: these three clearly must be manifest."
  5. the born again believer has eternal life in him, which is to be restored to the spiritual image of God in true righteousness and holiness. verse12
  6. the born again believer does not sin and cannot sin because he is protected by his Father from falling to any temptation. verse 18
  7. Jesus is present within the believer, and the believer is in Christ; the believer is in union with Christ and the Father. verse 20

Those who say they are born-again Christians still living in the fleshly lusts and pleasures of the world, and so still slaves to sin, are maligning the truth and create confusion.

From the Word of the Lord within:

 1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God, and everyone who loves the father also loves him who is begotten of him.1

1 John 3:9,5:18

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 9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin, for his seed [Christ] remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.5 [To be born again, you must be crucified, which destroys all desires to sin in you. As a new creature you are then raised to heaven by Jesus who shows you the Father, and then you belong to Jesus and the Father. Once you are in the Father's hand, you are protected from ever sinning again. "We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; instead God protects the one he has fathered, and the wicked one does not touch him." 1 John 5:18.]

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 18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; instead God protects the one he has fathered, and the wicked one does not touch him.5 [The one whom God has fathered is a new creature, who is the believer with Christ resurrected within him; both then are raised to the heavens, to sit down in Christ, who never fell. He cannot fall to sin again because God protects him. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. John 10:29. Those born again live in heaven, but they also still walk the earth with Christ dwelling within them and guiding them with all words to speak and all deeds to be performed.]

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