It was in 1789 that Benjamin Franklin wrote the words: “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Of course, we KNOW that there are many more certainties, other than just death and taxes. As Believers, we are not afraid to say (with confidence), “We Know! ” In fact, the word “know” occurs 39 times in this letter, 8 times in the closing chapter. In these closing verses of John’s letter, we find five Christian certainties on which we can build our lives with confidence. The first (and foundational) certainty is: Jesus IS the Son of God.