C. To Overcome the World, Death, Sin,
the Devil, and Idols
1. By the Eternal Life in the Son
4 For 1everything that has been 2begotten of God 3aovercomes the 4world; and this is the bvictory which has overcome the world -- our 5faith.
5 And who is he who overcomes the world except him who 1believes that aJesus is the Son of God?
6 This is 1He who came through awater and bblood2, Jesus Christ; not 3in the water only, but 3in the water and 3in the blood; and the cSpirit is He who 4testifies, because the Spirit is the 5reality.
7 For there are three who testify,
8 The Spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are 1unto the one thing.
9 If we receive the atestimony of men, the 1btestimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that He has testified concerning His cSon.
10 He who 1abelieves into the Son of God has the btestimony in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a cliar because he has dnot believed in the testimony which God has testified concerning His Son.
11 And this is the atestimony, that God 1gave to us beternal life and this clife is in His Son.
12 He who 1has the Son has the alife; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
13 I have written 1these things to you that you may know that you have eternal life, to you who abelieve into the name of the Son of God.