5 Everyone who believes [with a deep, abiding trust in the fact] that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) is born of God [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose], and everyone who loves the Father also loves [] the child born of Him. Amplified© Bible; 1 John 2 1 John 2. And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. Recipients, Author and Time of Writing. 1 John 2 Amplified Bible (AMP) Christ Is Our Advocate. 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. 2 Peter: The Amplified Bible: 2 John. 2 My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. Christ Is Our Advocate. 1. The Amplified Bible 1 John 2:27. 3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. The Amplified Bible 1 John 5:14. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father--[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action]. Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Chapter 3: Chapter 4: Chapter 5: Book Overview - 1 John. 1 John 5 Amplified Bible (AMP) Overcoming the World. 4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. 1 MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin. John 1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 1 My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. 1 John 1 Amplified Bible (AMP) Introduction, The Incarnate Word. 1 [WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [ 1 in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. 1My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. 2. 1 John 1 The Word of Life. 1 John 4 Amplified Bible (AMP) Testing the Spirits. 1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([] Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [] Himself. 1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 1 John 2. But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [ permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. Christ Is Our Advocate. 2 He was present originally with God. The Amplified Bible 1 John. 1 John 2 Christ Our Advocate.