1. 1 John 5:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How is believing, or faith, possible?

1 John 5:1 (ESV)

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.

Our belief is possible only because we have been born of God. Believing in Jesus comes as a direct consequence of the believer having been born of God.1 Thus, faith becomes a proof of the birth from God.