Dr. James Montgomery Boice in his commentary on The Epistles of John, indicates three tests to know if we are Christians.
- The Moral Test (1 John 2:3-6)
A test of righteousness, but not sinlessness.
- The Social Test (1 John 2:7-11)
Do I follow Christ? For example, do I love others? The extent of our love, the length of our love, and the degree to which it is realized.
- The Doctrinal Test (1 John 2:18-27)
Who do I believe Christ is? A Christian believes in the deity of Jesus Christ!