Are you on the Right Track?
Are you on the right track? Are you really Christian? 1 John gives us three "tests" to help us check if we are indeed of God.
1 John 2:3-5; The Test of Righteousness
3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
All Christians follow the commandments of Christ - walking in His footsteps of perfect love and observation of the Spirit of the Law.
1 John 3:14;
14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
All Christians love their brothers and sisters. Love is the first Christian impulse that kicks in when we are regenerated by God's saving grace.
1 John 2:21-23
21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
All Christians acknowledge that Jesus is the Christ, or Anointed One. In other words, we follow Jesus's rule as our King, take Jesus' words as our truth as our Prophet, and receive the forgiveness He offers as our ultimate High Priest.
Brothers and sisters - are you on the right track?