What does 1 John 5:1 teach about regeneration? Does this text prove that regeneration precedes faith, and does it teach an order of salvation? This article argues from linguistic insights against such an interpretation, noting that it is questionable whether the tenses in 1 John 5:1 suggest any chronological or causal relationship between faith and regeneration. The distinctive and crucial role of faith in 1 John's theology is duly noted.
There is some confusion and uncertainty about the correct interpretation of 1 John 5:16-17. This essay is an attempt to demonstrate that the commonly accepted translation of 1 John 5:16c, “I am not saying that he should pray about that,” is not correct.
This article is a Bible study on 1 John 5:13-21.
This article is a Bible study on 1 John 5:6-12.
This article is a Bible study on 1 John 5:1-5.