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SALVATION QUESTION 19
Many people do not like the word "saved." They think it is presumptuous to say "I'm saved." Can we know for sure now?
The people mentioned are likely religious ones. They are those who are trying to do their best before God by their good works and religion. For these to say, "I'm saved," would be presumptuous and highly conceited. The word "saved" and similar words are mentioned more than ninety times in the New Testament. It is often used in the past tense. Ephesians 2:8, "are ye saved." These were already saved. It is a good Bible word and when one is saved in God's way they will know it.
To be saved is to understand that I am a sinner before a holy God. I am headed for judgment and hell. It is to understand I must repent of sin or perish. Luke 13:3. It is to understand that Jesus died for your sins. He has made the provision to put them away forever. Hebrews 9:26. It is to trust, depend and rely on Him and what He has done with your sins, which saves. This alone saves. It is the promise of God which makes us sure. God says, "... whosoever believeth should not perish..." John 3:16. "He that believeth on the Son HATH everlasting life" - John 3:36.
For a person to say they trust Christ alone for salvation but are not sure they are saved is to call God a liar. He says they are. (see, 1 John 5:9-13). To base the statement "I'm saved" on anything else but the blood of Christ is conceit and presumption.
Let me ask you. "Are you saved?" Have you repented of your sin?" Are you trusting 100% in the blood of Christ for forgiveness?" If so, you can say with all the authority of the Word of God "I'm saved."
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated February 26th, 2014 by Sandra Felix