Everyone who has faith that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God: and everyone who has love for the Father has love for his child.
Jesus said to them, If God was your Father you would have love for me, because it was from God I came and am here. I did not come of myself, but he sent me.
If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.
To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
Who is false but he who says that Jesus is not the Christ? He is the Antichrist who has no belief in the Father or the Son.
But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him?
By this you may have knowledge of the Spirit of God: every spirit which says that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God:
Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.
Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.
And while they were going on their way, they came to some water, and the Ethiopian said, See, here is water; why may I not have baptism?
Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:
Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead,
And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:
Anyone who is a child of God does no sin, because he still has God's seed in him; he is not able to be a sinner, because God is his Father.
We are conscious that we have come out of death into life because of our love for the brothers. He who has no love is still in death.
My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.
And we have seen and give witness that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
If a man says, I have love for God, and has hate for his brother, his words are false: for how is the man who has no love for his brother whom he has seen, able to have love for God whom he has not seen?