ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

These are the words of Jesus Himself:

“Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as `Lord,’ but they still won’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven.

On judgment day many will tell me, `Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’

But I will reply, `I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized.’ “

Matthew 7: 21-23
Please make sure – if you don’t know positively where you will spend Eternity. It is so important!! In I John 5:11-13, God speaks assurance to those of us who have become His own through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. “And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  So whoever has God’s Son has life; whoever does not have his Son does not have life.   I write this to you who believe in the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”

So what can you do if you do not have this assurance?

John 3:16-21 & 36 states:

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. There is no judgment awaiting those who trust him. But those who do not trust him have already been judged for not believing in the only Son of God. 

Their judgment is based on this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. They hate the light because they want to sin in the darkness. They stay away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed and they will be punished. But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants.

And all who believe in God’s Son have eternal life. Those who don’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life, but the wrath of God remains upon them.”

(All of the verses in this post are quoted from the NLT version.)