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1 John 5:1

1 Everyone who 1abelieves that bJesus is the Christ has been begotten of God, and everyone who cloves Him who has dbegotten eloves him also who has been begotten of Him.


11 The Gnostics and the Cerinthians did not believe that Jesus and the Christ were identical (see notes 221 in ch. 2 and 31 in ch. 4). Hence, they were not the children of God, were not begotten of God. But whoever believes that the man Jesus is the Christ, God incarnate (John 1:1, 14; 20:31), has been begotten of God and has become a child of God (John 1:12-13). Such a one loves God the Father, who has begotten him, and also loves the brother, who has been begotten of the same Father. This explains, confirms, and strengthens the word in the preceding verses (4:20-21).