(From: 1 JOHN #6 - 5:1-21)
C. 5:1-21 GUARDED BY FAITH
1. 5:1-12 BELIEVERS OVERCOME BY FAITH
a. 5:1 BELIEF IN JESUS AS THE CHRIST: A PROOF OF NEW BIRTH
Pas ho pisTEUon HOti IeSOUS es-tin ho ChrisTOS
Every one that believes that Jesus is the Christ
ek tou TheOU geGENne-tai:kai pas ho a-gaPON ton genNEsan-ta a-gaPA ton ge-gen-neMEnon ex auTOU.
is begotten of :God: and everyone that loves the Begetter loves the onebegotten of him.
b. 5:2 LOVE AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD: PROOF OF LOVE TO BRETHREN
en TOUtogiNOSko-men HOti a-gaPOmen ta TEKna tou TheOU,
Hereby we know that we love the children of :God,
HOtan ton TheON a-gaPOmen kai tas en-toLAS auTOU poiOmen.
when we love :God and do his :commandments.
c. 5:3-4 OVERCOMING THE WORLD: RESULT OF LOVE OF GOD THROUGH OBEDIENCE
HAUteGAR es-tin heaGApetou TheOU, HIna tas en-toLAS auTOU teROmen:
For this is the love of :God, that we keep his :commandments:
kai hai en-toLAI auTOU baREIai  ouk eiSIN,
and his :commandments are not grievous,
HOti pan to ge-gen-neMEnon ek tou TheOU niKA ton KOSmon:
because whatever is begotten of :God overcomes the world:
kai HAUte esTIN heniKE he niKEsa-sa ton KOSmon, hePIStis heMON.
and this is the victory that has overcome the world, our :faith.
d. 5:5 And who is he that overcomes the world, but who believes that Jesus is the Son of :God?
TIS es-tin de ho niKON ton KOSmon, ei meho pisTEUon HOti IeSOUS es-tin ho huiOS tou TheOU?
e. 5:6 PERSON WHO ENABLES US TO OVERCOME: CHRIST - THROUGH WATER AND BLOOD
HOU-TOS es-tin ho elTHON di' HUda-tos kai HAIma-tos , IeSOUS ChrisTOS;
This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ;
ouk en toHUda-ti MOnon, all' en toHUda-ti kai en toHAIma-ti.
not with the water only, but with water and the blood.
f. 5:7 And it is the Spirit that witnesses, because the Spirit is the truth.
kai to PNEU-MA es-tin to mar-tuROUN , HOti to PNEU-MA es-tin heaLEthei-a.
g. 5:8 THE THREE WITNESSING ONES: SPIRIT, WATER AND BLOOD
HOti TREIS ei-sin hoi mar-tuROUNtes:
Because the witnessing onesare three:
to PNEUma, kai to HUdor, kai to HAIma: kai hoi treis eis to HEN ei-sin.
the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one.
h. 5:9 THE GREAT WITNESS OF GOD: CONCERNING HIS SON
ei ten mar-tuRIan tonanTHROpon lamBAno-men,
If we receive the witness of :men,
hemar-tuRIa tou TheOU MEIzon esTIN: HOti HAUteesTIN hemar-tuRIa tou TheOU
the witness of :God is greater: because the witness of :God is this
HOti me-marTUre-ken peRI tou huiOU auTOU.
that he has witnessed concerning his :Son.
i. 5:10 WHO BELIEVES IN THE SON, AGREES WITH THE WITNESS OF GOD
ho pisTEUon eis ton huiON tou TheOU Echei ten mar-tuRIan en auTO:
Who believes unto the Son of :God has the witness in himself:
ho mepisTEUon toTheOPSEUsten pePOIe-ken auTON;
who believes not :God has made him a liar;
HOti ou pePIsteu-ken eis ten mar-tuRIan hen me-marTUre-ken ho TheOS peRI tou huiOU auTOU.
because he has not believed unto the witness that:God has witnessed concerning his :Son.
j. 5:11 GOD'S WITNESS: LIFE IS IN THE SON
kai HAUteesTIN hemar-tuRIa, HOti zo-EN aiOni-on Edo-ken ho TheOS heMIN,
And the witness is this, that :God gave us eternal life,
kai HAUtehezo-Een tohuiOauTOU es-tin.
and this :life is in his :Son.
k. 5:12 Who has the Son has the life; who has not the Son of :God has not the life.
ho Echon ton huiON Echei ten zo-EN ; ho meEchon ton huiON tou TheOU ten zo-EN ouk Echei.
2. 5:13-17 BELIEVERS RECEIVE BY FAITH
a. 5:13 ASSURANCE OF SALVATION: THROUGH FAITH IN A REVELATION
TAUta Egra-psa huMIN, HIna eiDEte HOti zo-EN Eche-te aiOni-on,
These thingshave I written you, that you may know that you have eternal life,
tois pisTEUou-sin eis to Ono-ma tou huiOU tou TheOU.
to those that believe unto the name of the Son of :God.
b. 5:14-15 BOLDNESS IN ANSWER TO PRAYER: BASED ON GOD'S WILL
kai HAUteesTIN hepar-reSIa hen Echo-men pros auTON, HOti,
And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that,
eAN ti aiTOme-tha kaTA to THEle-ma auTOU, aKOUei heMON;
if we ask anything according to his :will, he hears us;
kai eAN OIda-men HOti aKOUei heMON ho eAN aiTOme-tha,
15 and if we know that he hears us whatever we ask,
OIda-men HOti Echo-men ta aiTEma-ta ha eTEka-men ap' auTOU.
we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
c. 5:16a PRAYER OF FAITH: GRANTS LIFE TO SINNERS
E-AN tis Ideton a-delPHON auTOU ha-marTAnon-ta ha-marTIan mepros THAna-ton,
If any see his :brother sinning a sin not unto death,
aiTEsei, kai DOsei auTOzo-EN, tois ha-marTAnou-sin mepros THAna-ton.
he shall ask, and shall give him life, to them that sin not unto death.
d. 5:16b There is a sin unto death: not concerning this I say that he makerequest.
EStin ha-marTIa pros THAna-ton: ou peRI eKEInes LEgoHIna e-roTEse.
e. 5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and thereis sin not unto death.
PAsa a-diKIa ha-marTIa esTIN: kai EStin ha-marTIa ou pros THAna-ton.
3. 5:18-21 BELIEVERS KNOW GOD BY FAITH
a. 5:18 SAFEGUARD OF NEW BIRTH: PROTECTION FROM SIN
OIda-men HOti pas ho ge-gen-neMEnos ek tou TheOU ouch ha-marTAnei ;
We know that every one:begotten of :God sins not;
all' ho gen-neTHEIS ek tou TheOU teREI auTON, kai ho po-neROS ouch HAPte-tai auTOU.
but who was begotten of :God keeps himself, and the evil one touches him not.
b. 5:19 We know that we are of :God, and the whole world lies in the evil one.
OIda-men HOti ek tou TheOU es-men, kai ho KOSmos HOlos en topo-neROKEItai .
c. 5:20a SAFEGUARDOFUNDERSTANDING: THATBELIEVERSABIDEINGOD
OIda-men de HOti ho huiOS tou TheOU HEkei,
And we know that the Son of :God is come,
kai DEdo-ken heMIN diAnoi-an , HIna giNOSko-men ton a-le-thiNON,
and has given us an understanding, that we may know the true one,
KAI es-men en toa-le-thiNO, en tohuiOauTOU IeSOU ChrisTO.
and we are in the true one, in his :Son Jesus Christ.
d. 5:20b This is the true God, and eternal life.
HOU-TOS es-tin ho a-le-thiNOS TheOS, kai zo-EaiOni-os.
e. 5:21 Little children, guard yourselves from the idols.
TekNIa, phuLAxa-te he-auTA aPO ton eiDOlon .
NOTE:We end up with the last section of 1 John, and return to the challenge of C.T. Studd to this book: “The Five Smooth Stones of David!” Studd saw the “Proofs of the New Birth” contained in this book in the analogy of the Five Stones.
In 1 John 5:1 we see the Fourth Proof of those begotten of God: they believe that Jesusis the Christ! It is amazing how so many professing Christians are unable to make this confession! No demon can make this confession! And any human being who is demonized -- especially by a “religious” spirit -- is completely incapable of making such a confession!
The Fifth Proof is in 1 John 5:4 -- “because whatever is begottenof :God overcomes the world!” When we see a believer -- not sinlessly perfect -- but truly an overcomer of the world-- then we have a proof beyond doubt that we have a believer begotten of God!
But in 1 John 5:18 we have these wonderful words of the Spirit through the apostle John: “We know that every onebegotten of :God keeps himself, and the evil one touches him not.” Mr. Studd did not commit himself to these last two references as proofs of the birth from above -- yet God is saying something here that bears much benefit from earnest pondering and meditation.
Challenge: Memorize these verses containing the proofs God expects to be manifested in the life of every professing believer -- young or old -- male or female -- rich or poor -- educated or uneducated.
I believe Judah is a worthy tribe to associate this letter with! Praisesprings forth from all those with this Spirit-given begetting. It well matches with Philippians 4:8 -- “If there be any praise,take account thereof!” J.A.W.