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January 19, 2006

Assurance of Salvation

Filed under: Bible Studies — Adam Osborne @ 7:18 am

How do I know I am Saved?

Some people have asked me this question. How do I really know that I?m saved for sure? They seem to doubting their actual salvation. Did God hear their prayers?

No need to doubt.

Is there any reason to doubt your salvation? Not if you believe in what you read in the bible. Did you follow and believe Gods word when you repented and asked him to enter your life, to save you from your sins?

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

It is that plain and simple. Christ died for us, for our sins. You do not have to feel “undeserving”, you do not have to worry if you earned it or not, you just have to repent and ask God to save you.

Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

Romans 10:11-13 For the scriptures says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed. For there is no distinction between Jew or Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon him. For whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”

1 John 5:12-13
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Eph 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

First, remember that God is faithful to you! He doesn?t want you to doubt your salvation.

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

Psalms 105:8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

A “faith” problem.

Doubting your salvation is actually a “faith” problem. People want to be saved, they want to believe, but their faith is too week. Becoming saved is not hard, God has made it so easy. Once God has started talking to you through the Holy Spirit, and places the desire in your heart, all you have to do is follow his word.

Do you doubt your salvation? Do you need more “faith” in the scriptures and in God?

Do not feel alone..at times even the disciples lacked faith.

Luke 17:5-6 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Matthew 17:19-20 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Building your faith.

Read God?s word daily to help build your faith. This is the main ingredient to a faithful walk with the almighty God. Also, read the “faith” chapter in the bible, Hebrews 11:1 ? 40.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Ask God for more faith. He has promised it to you, so just ask.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Juke 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Go to church, congregate with other Christians.

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
1 Timothy 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Your Assurance

The bible says in Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” In Ephesians 2:8-9 God says “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.

You don’t have to feel like you haven’t earned it, none of us have earned it. It is a free gift given by the grace and faithfulness of God. Rest assured, if you have called upon the name of the Lord and asked for salvation, then you will meet him one glorious day in the heavens.

Created 23 October 1998

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