Puritan Board Doctor
Is this understanding of 1 John 5:1 possible? It seems based on the English and not (what I've seen) from the Greek.
You could also say, whoever lives (present tense, ongoing action) has been born (past perfect). However, everyone still lives before they were born. I just don't think the fact that something is still happening now is proof that something that happened in the past happened first. Just a thought, I know I have a lot more studying to do, but that's how I would interepret 1 Jn 5:1.