“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:1 The scope and sum of this whole paragraph appears from the conclusion of it, #1Jo 5:13: |These things have I written to you who believe, that ye may know that ye who believe have eternal life. So faith is the first and last point with St. John also. Every one who loveth - God that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him - Hath a natural affection to all his brethren.
1Jo 5:1 Conclusion SUMMARY OF I JOHN 5: How We Show That We Love God. Overcoming the World. The Three Witnesses. The Witness in Ourselves. Prayer. Praying for a Brother Who Sins Not Unto Death. Whoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. This belief, accepted in the heart, confessed with the mouth, and perfected by the obedience of faith makes one a child of God (Ro 1:5; Jas 2:22).