As Christians, is it possible to know for certain that we are “in the faith”, or not? Paul exhorts us to “examine ourselves” to this very end — but what does such an examination look like? The book of 1st John supplies an amazing test for the Christian to help solve this riddle. However, the words of 1st John are so simple and clear that they can prove a strange obstacle to the maturing Christian. In this message, Eric Ludy takes a deep dive into John's words from 1st John with the singular agenda of making very simple what, to many of us, has become a very complex question — Am I a genuine Christian or not?