How can a believer be certain that his or her own faith is authentic? Anticipating this question, 1 John underscores the truth to which we must turn again and again: Christ is alive in the believer. Alistair Begg examines how the giving of the Spirit, the acknowledgement of the Son, and the display of God’s love mark His work in a life. Although we may not be all that we desire to be for Him, we can be assured that in Him we have all we need.
13By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
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