This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
—1 John 5:6-12
by: Gabrielle Osborn.
Good things come in threes. While this is kind of a superstitious statement, 1 John 5:6-12 highlights this idea. Jesus’ authority is confirmed by three things: His baptism by water; His sacrifice on the cross; and the testimony of the Holy Spirit. These three things give us full confidence that Jesus is our true Lord and Savior. We can trust in these signs and the testimony from God Himself that Jesus is His Son and our gateway to eternal life. If we can trust the word of man, how much more should we trust the word of God Himself?