What is Assurance? (1 John 5:11-13)

When you look up the meaning of "assurance" in the dictionary, it means "a positive declaration intended to give someone confidence in a promise." The apostle John provides his assurance with a statement of evidence:

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son has life. The one who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:11-13, CSB)

1. What evidence does the apostle John have to back up his claim? Is it firsthand or secondhand?

2. When you share the gospel, do you have evidence for your good news?

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