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Four Evidences of New Birth

Those who are born of God don’t hate others but love them.

1 John 2:9: “Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.”

1 John 3:14: “We know that we have passed out of death into life because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.”

Those who are born of God don’t make a practice of sinning.

1 John 3:9-10: “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this, it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.”

1 John 5:18: “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.”

Those who are born of God possess the Spirit of God.

1 John 3:24: “By this, we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.”

1 John 4:13: “By this, we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.”

Those who are born of God overcome the world.

1 John 5:4: “Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

1. Except for Robert Law, The Tests of Life (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, orig. 1909).


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