If you are a follower of Christ, are you embarrassed to speak His name or afraid to defend His cause in public? Do you believe that no spiritual battles are worth fighting or that the world is a friend who will help you know God better? These searching questions often surface a philosophical tug-of-war within. As we answer them for ourselves, we must acknowledge that a battle is raging. Most people have trouble seeing where the battle lines are drawn. However, it is the same conflict John wrote of in his first letter—it is the battle between truth and error, between orthodoxy and heresy.