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SALVATION QUESTION 18
It must be great to know for sure that you are saved. How can I be sure?
To be sure, it is great to be saved and know it. To know that your sins are gone and heaven is your home is wonderful. But, you cannot have this certainty unless, you first realize that you are a lost guilty, helpless sinner. Too many people want a little assurance or insurance just in case they are not good enough to make it. This wont do. You must face the fact that you are not acceptable to God the way you are. Read these verses: Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23.
Then, you must repent, that is, have a complete inward change of attitude toward sinning against God. This is not reformation, but an inward change of mind toward anything contrary to God. Jesus said "Repent or perish." Luke 13:3.
You must then understand that the only possible way anybody could be saved is that somebody had to died for our sins. Some sinless Person must be willing and take the due judgment for those sins, which is death. This is what the Lord Jesus did. Then, you must trust that Saviour with all your heart. There is no hope in anything else, only Christ. Once you do this, God says, John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." Again, John 5:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
John 6:47, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." There is a twofold belief in these verses. You believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, but you must also believe what the Bible says about "believing on the Lord Jesus Christ...HATH EVERLASTING LIFE."
Do you believe on Christ? Do you believe God's word? Do you have eternal life?
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated February 26th, 2014 by Sandra Felix