HOW CAN I BE SURE I AM SAVED?
God wants us to know we have gained eternal life now.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:13 (NIV)
To know they have eternal life a person needs to put faith in God. What is it of God that a person needs to put faith in? They need to put faith in the promises of God.
What promises of God are important to have faith in for a person to know they have eternal life? The following part of the bible is a great promise to believe and accept.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NIV)
A person needs to believe the promise that God’s only Son (Jesus) has died for them and offers them the option of eternal life if they so choose.
Why did Jesus die for people?
He himself bore our sins in his body……….
1 Peter 2:24
Jesus died for all the wrong things a person has done so that by putting faith in what Jesus has done for them a person can know they have eternal life.
How does a person know that have eternal life? This is made real in a person’s life by the Holy Spirit of God who comes to live inside a person when they make a true commitment to Jesus.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)
And it is the Holy Spirit who helps a Christian live a Christian life.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
A person can be sure they are saved because God cannot lie.