In our final section of John’s first letter we read the purpose statement of this letter. “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13 ESV). This letter has intended to instill confidence in the believers of Jesus that they know they are in a relationship with God. Jesus is God. When we believe that and submit to his authority by walking in the light and joyfully keeping his commands, we know we have eternal life.
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