The Christian faith, not surprisingly, is all about Christ, and John keeps Jesus front and center. Those who are truly children of God are those who believe that “Jesus is the Christ” that is, the Messiah, God’s promised Deliverer. To put it another way, they believe that “Jesus is the Son of God,” meaning that “He is the only true God, and He is eternal life”. Everything about Jesus’ life and ministry revealed these great truths.
Is this where you have landed concerning Jesus? Then be encouraged! As John declares with confidence, “I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”