Am I Really A Christian?

Have you ever wondered how you know you are really saved? It’s a question I have been asked multiple times by students. In fact, I have asked that question myself. The book of 1 John gives us the answer to this question. If you read the entire book, you’ll see it’s a theme in John. You will recognize the theme by his use of “if, then” statements; if we do this or don’t do this, then it reveals if we are truly in Jesus.

Here is a list from 1 John 1:5-9:


  • v6 – If we are walking in darkness (sin), then we aren’t in Jesus

  • v7 – If we are walking in the light, we are in Jesus

  • v8, 10 – If we say we have no sin, we aren’t in Jesus. Why? Because that is why Jesus came and died on the cross.

  • v9 – If we confess our sin, then we are in Jesus. The result of confessing our sin? Is that Jesus cleanses us from our sins.