My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will KNOW beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re CONFIDENT that he’s listening, we KNOW that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.
And we KNOW that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God—WHAT A GIFT!—and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. This Jesus is both True God and Real Life. 1John 4:13-21 (The Message).