Biblical history reveals the Apostle John wrote 1 John somewhere between A.D. 85 and 90. Because John was an eyewitness to the life, death and resurrection of Christ, John wrote with authority all that he saw and heard. In the book he specifies five truths all Christians believe.
God came to us in the flesh through Jesus Christ.
Christians become members of God’s family the nanosecond (one nanosecond is to one second as one second is to 31.71 years) we turn our hearts to God. We are instantly united and remain His family, wrapped in the arms of a loving Father who blesses us with Perfect laws by which to live.
Everyone born of God also overcomes the world. This means death has no hold on Christ followers. Yes, our bodies will physically die and decompose, however, our spirit self will spend eternity united in the presence of God and Jesus in heaven.
This is the victory that has overcome the world, given to us through faith and God’s mercy and grace. Christians understand this to be true as stated in the Bible.
The Father gave us the Spirit of truth to live with us forever, allowing us to accept the testimony of God. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. We may accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is far greater. It is the testimony of God our Creator who has blessed us with forgiveness of sin through His resurrected Son.
This is the One who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but also by blood. At the beginning of Jesus’ three year ministry here on earth, He was baptized with water. His baptism was a sign of truth, as a voice from heaven declared “This is my Son, whom I love;”. At the end of His three year ministry, Jesus was sacrificed by His blood.
Jesus did not have to be our sacrifice, He chose to be our sacrifice.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Son of God accepts the testimony that they now receive eternal life. Sadly, whoever does not believe in God’s Son has made God out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given us directly about his Son. Thus they reject their gift of eternal life.
Christians overcome the death of this world by believing that Jesus is incarnate. A man fully God whose purpose of coming to earth was to save us from our sin.
Christians know and understand God’s Word as truth – Jesus is the Son of God. And the nanosecond we believe in Him, our eternity is sealed. We do not have to wait or work or worry any longer because God changes our eternal destiny that moment we become believers in His Son.
Are you a believer in Jesus Christ as your savior? It not, I urge you to pray right now, asking God to come into your heart. The nanosecond you accept Jesus as your Lord and savior, your eternal future will lovingly be changed forever. Blessings!