Which Jesus brings eternal life, and forgiveness of sins? Verses 1, 5 and 12 beg the question, “Do you have the right Jesus, the only one, who brings the new birth and eternal life?” Why does John belabor this point? Why does he urge his readers to make sure they place their faith in so specific a Christ? Because even in his time, and continuing today, there were already alternate Christ’s, divergent teachers, different portraits of the person and nature of Jesus Christ. The old adage, “Let the buyer beware!” is a lively warning from the apostles. Make sure you have the genuine article!