1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Scripture Reveals– these things I have written
a. Verses 1-12
b. Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Security Rewarded– that ye may know
a. v12 He that hath the Son hath life; ( and many more verses)
Security Reassured/Reoccurring – that ye May believe
a. This was written to believers, so this second “ that ye may believe” was not written so they would believe the first time, yet so they would continue to believe
b. Any time doubt comes-believe
c. v4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
So any time doubts arise, we can believe
Any time fears cripple us, we can believe
Any time Satan slings accusations, we can believe! Etc.