What does it mean to be a true Christian? What are the essentials that make up the real gospel? These are the questions that John addresses in the New Testament letter 1 John. In todays world we deal with an overwhelming amount of information. It can be difficult to sort opinion from reality. This is why 1 John remains so helpful to us today. The bottom line is that we prove we are followers of Jesus by walking in the light and by our love for God and one another.