"This booklet's purpose is to set forth the biblical teaching concerning what it means to be a genuine Christian. It is sad that one has to use the word genuine" when referring to a Christian. It is because there is great confusion in the Christian community regarding this issue. Who is the genuine Christian? What are the distinguishing characteristics of this person? Can we have assurance of our salvation in light of the fact that we can make a false profession of faith? This booklet seeks to give these answers."