What Does 1 John 5:1 Mean?

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and whosoever loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

1 John 5:1(ASV)

Verse Thoughts

God is no respecter of persons and there is not one man or woman that is excluded from God's gracious gift of salvation - for everyone that believes that Jesus is the Christ - the anointed of God, is begotten of God – born of God – born-again – born from above. It is not simply believing that Jesus was a good man - for many false religions consider Jesus to be a great, ethical teacher or even a lesser god.

It is not even believing that Jesus was a real historical person, for many atheists acknowledge Jesus to be an influential historical figure. The critical thing is to believe in the hypostatic union (that Jesus was fully God and at the same time He was fully man). It is to believe that the Jesus, the God-Man, was anointed of God the Father to be the Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the world - and that His death satisfied God's righteous justice, broke the power of sin and paid the full price for the accumulated sin of mankind, while His resurrection demonstrated that the power of death and hell was forever broken. Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God – he is born again – born from above – saved by grace through faith.

It was the Father that loved the world so much that He sent His only begotten Son, Who is the Word made flesh and through Whom all things were made, to be the redeemer of mankind. Christ was the one and only uniquely begotten Son of the Father, and all that trust in the beloved Son of His love are begotten of God – born of God - born-again into newness of life – saved by grace through faith.

Whoever it may be can become a new creation in Christ, for whosoever believes that Jesus is the Messiah is born of God: and everyone that loves the Father Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God and the sure proof that we love the Father Who saved us is that we have a love for the whole body of Christ - a love for all believers who have been begotten of God and saved by grace through faith.

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been begotten of God and that rebirth into the family of God has abiding and eternal results - for we are eternally secure in Him. Everyone that loves the Father, Who as a point of fact and at some point of time begat every believer, also our brothers and sisters in Christ for His love spills out from Him to all who trust in His name.

My Prayer

Loving heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus is You only begotten Son and that through Him I have everlasting life. Perfect my love I pray that I may be a channel through Whom Your love flows to all your children, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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