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SALVATION QUESTION 113
How can I be sure I am saved unless God gives me some kind of an inner feeling, or an outward sign?
The old railroad sign used to read "Stop!, Look!, And Listen!" This is good advice when it comes to being saved, and then to know that you are saved.
Stop!, trying to be religious. Religion is man working for God's approval. He has already said, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God;..." Romans 3:23. He said "...they have all gone astray..." Isaiah 53:5. "There is none righteous, no, not one." Romans 3:10. The Bible says, "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12.
Look! away from yourself, religion, and signs. "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas..." Matthew 16:4. Salvation is not in you and your experiences, it is in Christ. Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so the Son of God took our sins upon Himself, died, was buried, and He rose again on the third day. This is the gospel. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
"Look unto Me all the ends of the earth and be saved." Isaiah 45:22. "Listen!, to what God says, "He that believeth on the Son HATH everlasting life." John 3:36. Jesus said, "...I say unto you, he that hearth My Word, and believeth on the Father that sent Me, HATH everlasting life, and SHALL NOT come into condemnation..." John 5:24.
Listen!, "...And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelation 22:17. "whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
Dear reader, get your eyes off yourself and your ears tuned in to the Word of God. It is all in the Word and in Christ. If God says to trust Christ and His sacrificial work for salvation, "...thou shalt be saved," then you can believe it.
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated March 9th, 2014 by Sandra Felix