1 John 5:4–5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 because everyone who has been born from God conquers the world. And this is the conquest that has conquered the world, our faith. 5 Who is the one who conquers the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Since human beings weren’t able to manipulate the genetic code when the Bible was written, it doesn’t directly address genetic engineering. It does, however, give general principles regarding medical technology that apply to genetic technologies.
1 John 5:2–3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and do his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,
The Old Testament.—There are two Syriac translations of this part of the Bible, one made directly from the original language Hebrew, and the other from an ancient Greek version. The Syriac New-Testament Versions.—These we may conveniently enumerate under five heads, including several recensions under some of them, but treating separately the notable “Curetonian text.”
Skepticism is part of my DNA. That’s probably why I ended up combining the study of law and journalism to become the legal editor of The Chicago Tribune—a career in which I relentlessly pursued hard facts in my investigations.
1 John 5:1. Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the one loves whoever has been born of him.
Appearance (ἐφάνη, Mark 16:9; ἐφανερώθη, Mark 16:12, 14; ὤφθη, Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5; ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτόν, John 21:1; παρέστησεν ἑαυτόν), a term usually applied to the discussions and interactions that Jesus Christ had with his disciples after his resurrection.
The true Christian who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God must live in love toward God as well as his brother. We must learn to discern the spirit of truth and falsehood, to love one another as God has loved us, and to love our brothers. Then we will face final judgment with hope and joy.
Grenfell and Hunt dated P24 to the earlier part of the fourth century. Since it was part of a codex, it could be slightly earlier. The handwriting exhibits affinities with two other copies of Revelation: P18 and P47.
1 John 4:17–18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as he is, so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.