Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. By loving God and carrying out His commands, we demonstrate our love to children of God - which is not burdensome.
1 John 5:3-4 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.There are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
The witness of God is authentic and greater than the witness of men. He who has the Son has eternal life. If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of Him.Pray for a brother who commits a sin that does not lead to death - so that God will give him life. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. The Son of God has given us an understanding.
John signs off this letter by asking us to keep ourselves away from idols.