Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Messiah, is born of God: and every one that loves the father, will likewise be affected with love to his son.
Jesus said to them, if God were your father, ye would love me: for I was commissioned by God to come; I did not come of my self, but he sent me.
since you know that God is the source of virtue, you know that every one who has virtue, derives it from him.
but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.
who is so great an impostor as he, who denies that Jesus is the Christ? he is antichrist, that denies the father and the son.
he that possesses the enjoyments of life, and seeing his brother in want, has no compassion for him, how can he be said to have any divine love?
by this you may distinguish the spirit of God: "every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is from God.
for he that is a true christian, overcomes the world: by obtaining faith, we have gain'd a victory over the world.
Jesus answered him, I declare unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
as they pursued their journey, they came to a place of water: and the eunuch said, see, here is water; what should hinder my being baptized?
for if you openly confess, that Jesus is the Lord, and sincerely believe, that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
'tis he that has voluntarily renew'd us by the oracles of truth, that we might be the first converts of the new creation.
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has regenerated us, and given us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the expectation of immortal life,
You that have purified your souls by the holy spirit, in obeying the gospel, which obliges you to an undisguised benevolence, let your hearts be mutually affected with the most disinterested ardour;
whosoever is born of God, does not commit sin; for the divine principle remaineth in him: he will not sin, because he is born of God.
as for us, we know, that we have passed from a state of death to that of life, because we love our brethren: he that does not love his brother, is in a destructive state.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.
and we have seen, and do testify, that the father hath sent the son to be the saviour of the world.
if a man says he loves God, and yet hates his brother, he is a lyar: for he that does not love his brother, who is before his eyes, how can he love God who is invisible?