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1 John 5

Vivamos en la fe

1Todo el que cree que Jesús es el Cristo, es hijo de Dios; y todo el que ama a un padre, ama también al hijo engendrado por él. 2En esto podemos saber que amamos a nuestros hermanos, que son hijos de Dios lo mismo que nosotros: si amamos a Dios “y guardamos sus mandamientos. “ 3Porque amar a Dios significa guardar sus mandamientos, que no son difíciles de cumplir. “ 4Cualquiera que ha nacido de Dios vence al mundo; pero esta victoria únicamente puede obtenerse por la fe, 5pues nadie puede salir victorioso en la lucha contra el mal, sino sólo el que cree que Jesús es el Hijo de Dios.

6-7Sabemos que Jesucristo vino al mundo por medio de agua y de sangre: no solo por medio del agua, sino por el agua y por la sangre vertida en la cruz. De esto da testimonio el Espíritu Santo, que es la verdad misma, y de ese modo los testigos son tres 8que concuerdan entre sí: el Espíritu Santo, el agua y la sangre. 9Y si nosotros aceptamos el testimonio de los hombres que comparecen ante los tribunales, con mayor razón habremos de creer a Dios, que ha testificado respecto de su Hijo. 10El que cree en el Hijo de Dios, ha aceptado ya en su corazón este testimonio; el que no cree, deja a Dios por mentiroso, porque no cree en el testimonio que él ha dado respecto de su Hijo. 11Y en esto consiste el testimonio: en que Dios nos ha concedido vida eterna, la vida que está en su Hijo. 12Por lo tanto, el que tiene al Hijo de Dios tiene en él la vida; el que no tiene al Hijo no tiene la vida.

Observaciones finales

13A vosotros, que creéis en el Hijo de Dios e invocáis su nombre, os he escrito estas cosas para que sepáis que tenéis vida eterna; 14y estamos seguros de que Dios nos escuchará siempre que le pidamos algo de acuerdo con su voluntad. 15Sabemos, pues, que él nos escucha cuando le presentamos nuestras peticiones, y también sabemos, sin ninguna duda, que responderá a lo que le hayamos pedido.

16Si alguien ve a su hermano cometer un pecado que no lleva a la muerte, ruegue a Dios que le perdone, y Dios le dará la vida si, en efecto, ese pecado no lleva a la muerte. Pero hay pecado que sí lleva a la muerte, y por él no digo que se pida. 17Toda clase de maldad es pecado, pero hay pecado que no lleva a la muerte.

18Sabemos que nadie nacido de Dios practica el pecado, porque Cristo, el Hijo de Dios, le protege y no permite que el maligno le toque.

19Sabemos también que somos hijos de Dios y que el mundo entero está sometido al dominio del maligno; 20pero nos consta que Cristo, el Hijo de Dios, ha acudido en nuestro auxilio, y que nos ha dado la necesaria inteligencia para conocer al Dios verdadero. Y en él estamos, en el verdadero, porque estamos en su Hijo Jesucristo. ¡Él es el Dios verdadero y la vida eterna!

21Hijitos, guardaos de los ídolos.

Amplified Bible

1 John 5

Overcoming the World

1Everyone 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 [a]the child born of Him. By this we know [without any doubt] that we love the children of God: [expressing that love] when we love God and obey His commandments. For the [true] love of God is this: that we habitually keep His commandments and remain focused on His precepts. And His commandments and His precepts are not difficult [to obey]. For [b]everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].

Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. This is He who came through water and blood [His baptism and death], Jesus Christ—not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. It is the [Holy] Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. [He is the essence and origin of truth itself.] For there are three witnesses: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are in agreement [their testimony is perfectly consistent]. If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [that is, if we are willing to take the sworn statements of fallible humans as evidence], the testimony of God is greater [far more authoritative]; for this is the testimony of God, that He has testified regarding His Son. 10 The one who believes in the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies confidently on Him as Savior] has the testimony within himself [because he can speak authoritatively about Christ from his own personal experience]. The one who does not believe God [in this way] has made Him [out to be] a liar, because he has not believed in the evidence that God has given regarding His Son. 11 And the testimony is this: God has given us eternal life [we already possess it], and this life is in His Son [resulting in our spiritual completeness, and eternal companionship with Him]. 12 He who has the Son [by accepting Him as Lord and Savior] has the life [that is eternal]; he who does not have the Son of God [by personal faith] does not have the life.

This Is Written That You May Know

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God [which represents all that Jesus Christ is and does], so that you will know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that you [already] have eternal life. 14 This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that [c]if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us. 15 And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.

16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not lead to death, he will pray and ask [on the believer’s behalf] and God will for him give life to those whose sin is not leading to death. There is a sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for this [kind of sin]. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death [one can repent of it and be forgiven].

18 We know [with confidence] that anyone born of God does not habitually sin; but He (Jesus) who was born of God [carefully] keeps and protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 19 We know [for a fact] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] lies in the power of the evil one [opposing God and His precepts]. 20 And we [have seen and] know [by personal experience] that the Son of God has [actually] come [to this world], and has given us understanding and insight so that we may [progressively and personally] know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

21 Little children (believers, dear ones), guard yourselves from idols—[false teachings, moral compromises, and anything that would take God’s place in your heart].

Footnotes

  1. 1 John 5:1 This could refer either to other born-again believers or to Jesus.
  2. 1 John 5:4 Lit everything that is. John uses the Greek neuter to underscore the fact that everyone who has been born again, regardless of gender or age, is victorious over the world.
  3. 1 John 5:14 Confident, abiding faith combined with God’s power can produce amazing results, if the request is in harmony with God’s will. God is fully capable of doing that which man regards as impossible (Mark 14:36; James 4:3).