How Do I Know That I Am Saved?
Salvation is not a complicated thing. God does not require you to be a member of a particular organization, or to have a degree in theology, or to even be a good person. These things do not guarantee salvation.
Salvation is a two-step process best described by the Apostle Paul in Romans.
Step One: Confession
You have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.”
Well Jesus said, ‘It is not what goes into a man’s mouth that makes him unclean, but what comes out’ Matthew 15:10. James tells us, ‘the tongue is like the rudder on a ship, though it is the smallest part of that ship, it is able to steer it in any direction it wants’. James 3:3-5.
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the heart, the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. Luke 6:45
According to the Word of God, “You are what you say.”
This is why confession is the first step in receiving the miracle of salvation. It must be understood that according to the Word of God everyone is living in rebellion to God (sin), up until the point of confession.
The mouth cannot say what is not in the heart. When a confession is made and Jesus Christ is pronounced as Lord, that person is literally wiping away all of the things done and said prior to that point. The Lordship of their heart is changed through the action of their mouth. By confessing that Christ is Lord, you are acknowledging your own inability to save yourself, as well as whatever you had put your trust in previously. Perhaps your trust was in your financial wealth. Maybe your security was in your home, or maybe a person like your husband or wife, mother or father, etc. Perhaps your trust was in other gods. Whatever it may be, when you confess you are acknowledging the one and only Lord Jesus Christ and your faith is put in him.
Step Two: Believe
You must choose to have faith. No one can come to salvation without faith. The Apostle Paul explained this best:
Faith is a spiritual thing. It is something that is chosen. It is not totally without evidence, yet its proof is not concrete. God does not fill in all the gaps. It is something that is extra physical. It can’t be experienced with the five senses that science teaches us to rely on. Faith comes from the soul (heart). The soul (heart) chooses to believe and therefore is reborn (salvation). This is why Christians have come to call salvation being, “born again”.
When we choose to believe, our spirit or soul is reborn. Our bodies are no longer ruled by our physical being, but our spiritual being.
Confession and Faith are the cornerstones of the Christian life. Everything else is built upon them. As the old hymn says:
The Solid Rock
My hope (faith) is built on nothing less Than Jesus blood (death) and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.
On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
Have you confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your Life?
Do you believe that He died and rose again for you?
If you can answer YES to these questions, then you are a believer!
If not, then I invite you to do so now.
Simply read this prayer out loud:
Welcome to the Family! It is very important that you tell someone of your decision to serve Christ.
A good way to start is to contact us.