5 Everyone who believes [with a deep, abiding trust in the fact] that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) is born of God [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose], and everyone who loves the Father also loves [] the child born of Him. 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 1 MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin. Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Chapter 3: Chapter 4: Chapter 5: Book Overview - 1 John. And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. Christ Is Our Advocate. Christ Is Our Advocate. 1 John 1 Amplified Bible (AMP) Introduction, The Incarnate Word. 4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father--[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action]. 1 John 5 Amplified Bible (AMP) Overcoming the World. 1My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. The Amplified Bible 1 John. 2 Peter: The Amplified Bible: 2 John. 1 [WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [ 1 in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. 1 John 2. 3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. John 1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 2 My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. 2. 1 John 4 Amplified Bible (AMP) Testing the Spirits. But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [ permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. The Amplified Bible 1 John 2:27. 1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([] Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [] Himself. 1 John 2 Amplified Bible (AMP) Christ Is Our Advocate. 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. Recipients, Author and Time of Writing. The Amplified Bible 1 John 5:14. 1 John 2 Christ Our Advocate. 1 John 1 The Word of Life. 2 He was present originally with God. Amplified© Bible; 1 John 2 1 John 2. 1. 1 My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law.