“We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one he has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him.”
1 John 5.18
John concludes his first letter with three things that Christians know. The first: God protects his children. They do not face the opposition alone. The power of God makes us sure of success.
Is God my Father? Have I been born of water and the Spirit, immersed to have sins forgiven? Am I engaged in the struggle against sin? Am I committed to God’s purity? Am I certain of his protection?