Am I a Christian? A simple “self”-test from 1John.


v. 6 – 7 Do you walk in the light or the darkness? If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

V.8 -9 Do you believe you are a sinner? if we say we have no Sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.


V.3 -5 Do you keep his commandments? And by this we know that WE (not YOU) have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.  Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected.

V6.  Do you strive to live like Jesus? whoever says he abides in him, ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

V.17  Do you love the world?  Or do you love God’s will?

V. 22  Do you believe Jesus of Nazareth is God incarnate? No one who denies the Son has the father.  Whoever confesses the Son has the father also


v. 1-10 Do you make a practice sin? (NOT DO YOU SIN) Do you practice righteousness?

v. 16 Do you make sacrifices for your brothers?  Do you make an effort to live like Jesus?


v.  2 Do you confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and is God?

v. 6 Do you read the bible and receive to what it says?

v. 7  Do you believe God loves you?  Do you love others?


V 8.  Do you desire to obey his commandments?  Are they burdensome?


Why write this blog?  1John 5.13 – I write these things to you to you who believe in the name of the son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.


Author: Sam Ford

Sam Ford is a preacher, planter, and pastor from the Pacific Northwest. He is currently pastoring Restoration Road Church in Snohomish, WA.