Part 15 – How Can I Know If I’m Saved?
Perhaps the number one question in many a Church a pew is “am I really saved?” “Am I really a child of God, born-again from above?” Though such words might never be expressed from the mouth, in the heart these thoughts ravish many a poor soul and are a constant thorn of discouragement in their side that never seems to disappear. The common answer given when one finally plucks up enough courage to approach the pastor is that Satan is to blame and that what they are experiencing is nothing more than the cunning wiles of the devil. Now, for some, this truly is the case; the accuser of the Brethren is the primary cause of their doubting as he assaults their faith with lies and slanderer. I often find that those subject to this kind of spiritual attack tend to be new believers, babes and infants in Christ. What however are we to think when those doubting their salvation are those who have professed Christ for five, ten, twenty years? Clearly, in this situation, unless such are still spiritual infants (which is concerning in itself), one needs to give closer inspection to discern whether or not in fact there is any truth in their concern.
In this fifteenth teaching part, we seek to offer a biblical answer to this most pressing question; “How Can I Know If I’m Saved?” If a soul has never have passed from death to life, though baptised and accepted into Church membership, what greater joy could there be of leading such a one into a true experience of salvation so as to have full assurance of their acceptance in the beloved?
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