1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and whoever loves the father loves the son. 2In this way we know that we love God's children, when we love God and keep his commandments. 3This is what the love of God is: keeping his commandments. Nor are his commandments burdensome, 4because every child of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world --our faith. 5Who can overcome the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6He it is who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with water alone but with water and blood, andit is the Spirit that bears witness, for the Spirit is Truth. 7So there are three witnesses, 8the Spirit, water and blood; and the three of them coincide. 9If we accept the testimony of human witnesses, God's testimony is greater, for this is God's testimonywhich he gave about his Son. 10Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him, and whoever does not believe ismaking God a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life, and whoever has not the Son of God has not life. 13I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that youhave eternal life. 14Our fearlessness towards him consists in this, that if we ask anything in accordance with his wil hehears us. 15And if we know that he listens to whatever we ask him, we know that we already possess whatever wehave asked of him. 16If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that is not a deadly sin, he has only to pray, and God wil givelife to this brother -- provided that it is not a deadly sin. There is sin that leads to death and I am not saying youmust pray about that. 17Every kind of wickedness is sin, but not al sin leads to death. 18We are wel aware that no one who is a child of God sins, because he who was born from Godprotects him, and the Evil One has no hold over him. 19We are wel aware that we are from God, and the whole world is in the power of the Evil One. 20We are wel aware also that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that wemay know the One who is true. We are in the One who is true as we are in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the trueGod and this is eternal life. Children, be on your guard against false gods.