How Do I Know I Am Saved?

Jesus Christ came into the world to save the lost and set the captive free - John 3:16-17.


HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM SAVED?

Questions Answered:


  

I  THINK I AM SAVED, BUT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I AM NOT SO SURE. HOW DO I   KNOW IF I AM "REALLY" SAVED? HOW DO I KNOW IF JESUS CHRIST HAS FORGIVEN   ME OF MY SINS?  

 

 If  you by faith believe in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection   providing sin's atoning sacrifice,  and asked Him into your heart -   repenting of your sins, you "are" saved by our Holy Father's grace,   mercy, and love.  Romans 10:10, "For it is with your heart that you   believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess   and are saved.  



As  the Scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in Him will  never be put to  shame.'"    I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise  perish. -  Luke 13:3 (NKJV)    "And having been perfected, He became the  author of eternal salvation to  all who obey Him." - Hebrews 5:9 (NKJV)    "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the  Son  of God, that you may know that you have eternal life..." -  1 John  5:13  (NKJV) .    


As  Christians we perceive our fallen nature and realize our lost  spiritual  condition, in need of our Heavenly Savior's grace, mercy, and  love...     ...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. -  Romans   3:23 (NKJV) .


  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and  the truth is  not in us. - 1 John 1:8 (NKJV)    For by grace you have  been saved through faith, and that not of  yourselves; it is the gift of  God, not of works, lest anyone should  boast. -  Ephesians 2:8 (NKJV)    


Nor is there  salvation in any other, for there is no other name under  heaven given  among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 (NKJV)  And  having been  perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all  who obey  Him. - Hebrews 5:9 (NKJV)    For God so loved the world that He gave His  only begotten Son, that  whoever believes in Him should not perish but  have everlasting life. -  John 3:16 (NKJV)             

 
 

  I WAS BAPTIZED WHEN I WAS A BABY, DOES THAT MEAN I AM SAVED?   


 No,  being baptized as a young baby, toddler, or child, does not  guarantee  you are saved. You have to personally ask and receive Jesus  Christ into  your heart, repent of your sins, and in faith, believe His  death and  resurrection as God's lamb of sacrifice, provided for your  salvation.


 For detailed information on how to accept God's free gift of  salvation, please visit our website page: "A Free Gift" .


 

IS BEING BAPTIZED A REQUIREMENT TO BE SAVED BY JESUS CHRIST? 


 No.  However, those who are saved will seek to be baptized. I use the   following example, "If you asked Jesus Christ into your life and died   immediately after you said the prayer of salvation, you would still go  to heaven."  


Some  people quote John 3:5, to confirm the requirement of  baptism, "Unless  one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter  the kingdom of  God." But clearly, as we look unto all scripture we  quickly see,  baptism is good, however, it is "not" a prerequistie  for  salvation.  


Here  are some additional scriptures pertaining to baptism:  "Now when they  heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter  and the rest  of the apostles, 'Men and brethren, what shall we do?'"  Then Peter said  to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized  in the name of  Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall  receive the gift  of the Holy Spirit." - Acts 2:37-38 (NKJV)


    

CHRISTIAN'S SHOULD SEEK TO BE BAPTIZED, AND FOLLOW GOD'S WORD, WILL, AND  WAYS ...   

 

"Arise  and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of  the  Lord." - Acts 22:16 (NKJV)    "... do you not know that as many of us as  were baptized into Christ  Jesus were baptized into His death?  Therefore we were buried with Him  through baptism into death, that just  as Christ was raised from the dead  by the glory of the Father, even so  we also should walk in newness of  life." - Romans 6:3-4 (NKJV) .



  "For  you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many  of  you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ." -  Galatians   3:26-27 (NKJV).


  "And  He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all   things to the church, which is His body." - Ephesians 1:22-23 (NKJV)   "And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." -   Acts 2:47 (NKJV)      


 
 

HOW IMPORTANT IS GOD'S WORD IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN?


 AS  CHILDREN OF GOD, WE WILL REMAIN FAITHFUL AND OBEDIENT TO GOD'S WORD -   WHICH IS FILLED WITH KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM.  YOU HAVE TO READ GOD'S   WORD, IN ORDER TO FOLLOW GOD'S WORD. AS SUCH, GOD'S WORD IS "VERY"   IMPORTANT, FOR GOD IS HIS WORD - JOHN 1:1. 


   "And  having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to   all who obey Him." - Hebrews 5:9 (NKJV)   "If anyone loves Me, he will  keep My word; and My Father will love him,  and We will come to him and  make Our home with him. He who does not love  Me does not keep My words;  and the word which you hear is not Mine but  the Father's who sent Me."  -  John 14:23-24.


  "If  you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have   kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love." - John 15:10   (NKJV) . 



 "These  things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son  of God,  that you may know that you have eternal life..." -  1 John 5:13  (NKJV)     "...you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you  wise  for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All  Scripture is  given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for  doctrine, for  reproof, for correction, for instruction in  righteousness, that the man  of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped  for every good work." - 2  Timothy 3:14-17 (NKJV)   .  



HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO REPENT OF MY SINS?   



 Everyday...for  we die daily to sins fallen nature.  As Christians we  perceive our  fallen nature and realize our lost spiritual condition, in  need of our  Heavenly Savior's grace, mercy, and love...    "...for all have sinned  and fall short of the glory of God." -  Romans  3:23 (NKJV) .  


"If  we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is  not  in us." - 1 John 1:8 (NKJV)   "Whoever commits sin also commits  lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness." -   1 John 3:4 (NKJV)  

 "But  your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins  have  hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear." -  Isaiah 59:2   (NKJV).


 

AS CHRISTIAN'S, HOW IMPORTANT IS OUR FAITH ACCORDING TO GOD AND HIS WORD?  


 WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD !


 "But  without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to  God  must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who   diligently seek Him." - Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV).


  "So then faith comes by  hearing, and hearing by the word of God." -  Romans 10:17 (NKJV).


FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD.

  

"But  do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is  dead?  Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered  Isaac his  son on the altar?  Do you see that faith was working together  with his  works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture  was  fulfilled which says, 'Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to   him for righteousness.' And he was called the friend of God. You see   then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. 



Likewise,  was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the  messengers and sent them out another way? 


For as the body without the  spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." - James 2:20-26  (NKJV)       



AS A CHRISTIAN, DO I HAVE TO WITNESS AND TELL OTHER'S ABOUT JESUS CHRIST?   


 TRUE  CHRISTIAN'S WILL "WANT" TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND SIN'S   SALVATION REDEMPTION PLAN, SO THAT THEY TOO CAN KNOW OF GOD'S GRACE,   MERCY, AND LOVE, AND LIVE ETERNALLY IN HEAVEN WITH OUR HOLY FATHER,   SAVIOR, AND FRIEND.      


 "Therefore  whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess  before My  Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him  I will  also deny before My Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 10:32-33  (NKJV) .      


 

AS CHRISTIANS, WILL WE BE JUDGED WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN?


 YES,  WE WILL ALL BE JUDGED BY GOD ACCORDING TO HIS WORD FOR THE LIFE WE   HAVE LIVED (ACTS 17:31; ROMANS 2:16; MATTHEW 16:27; JAMES 2:12;   REVELATION 20:12-15).   


 Therefore,  We are to be diligent to present our self approved to God, a  worker  who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of  truth. - 2  Timothy 2:15 (NKJV)   

We are told to be faithful until death,  and by doing so, we will receive the crown of life. - Revelation 2:10  (NKJV),


God leads us and guides us in all our ways, when we lean and trust in Him with all our heart. - (Proverbs 3:5-6).




It is by God's grace you are saved, through faith. This is not from yourselves, but God - (Eph. 2:8)

It is by God's grace you are saved, through faith. This is not from yourselves, but God - (Eph. 2:8)