The Assurance of Salvation
Test of Obedience
The test of obedience in 1 John 2:3-5 and 1 John 5:2-3. Assurance comes from keeping the Lords commandments. This can be seen in 1 John 2:3-5. We not only will obey, but we want to obey the Lords commandments because we love. This can be found in 1 John 5:2-3.
The Test Of Love
We are to love what God wants us to love. We are to obey him. We are to love NOT the world. You can see that in 1 John 2:15. We are TO love the brethren. This comes from 1 John 3:14. We should know this, but if you don't, you are to LOVE GOD with all of your heart. This can be seen all throughout the Bible, but in particular in 1 John 4:20-21.
Test of Belief
God tests our belief in him with everyday obstacles. We can choose to have our phone as our idol, or put God before all else. God requires for us to believe that Jesus has come in the flesh. This is shown in 1 John 4:2-3. We are to believe that Jesus IS the Christ. This can be read in 1 John 5:1. We also have to believe that Jesus IS the Son of God. This is obvious in 1 John 5:10. We can read this, but it doesn't make us believe. We have to make the choice! We have to believe!