DO YOU QUESTION YOUR SALVATION?
Have you received the saving grace of your Redeemer? Has the King of Kings set up reign in your heart? Or are you uncertain if you belong to Christ? Are you unsure of your eternal destination?
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people.” – Titus 2:11
Salvation begins and ends with God. In His Word, He unravels the mystery surrounding salvation. As we search Scripture for His truths, we discover answers to key questions that may be causing us uncertainty as to the saving grace of Christ in our lives.
† Am I truly saved?
“If you declare with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” – Romans 10:9-10
God is the beginning of our salvation. He draws us apart from the world and seeks to draw us close to Himself. When we accept His offer of salvation through His Son Jesus, a supernatural miracle occurs. We are reborn from spiritual death to spiritual life in Christ (John 3:3).
In His great mercy, God rescues us from the dominion of darkness and leads us into the kingdom of Christ (Colossians 1:13). All we need do is accept His saving grace and believe. The inspired words of the apostle Paul tell us that when we proclaim Jesus to be Lord of our lives… and when we believe in our hearts this truth, we will be saved.
Our salvation rests in the promise of God… and in the person and work of Christ. God’s promises never fail. We can trust in His ever-faithfulness. Jesus has paid the ultimate price for our salvation with His life. He has bestowed on us His Spirit, sealing us to be forever His. The Holy Spirit in our hearts is a guarantee of the fulfillment of His promise to us of eternal life (2 Corinthians 1:22).
† Am I good enough to be saved?
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 3:23-24
Everyone has fallen short of the glory and holiness of God. It matters not how good we are. For we are all sinners with a serious need of a Savior. That is why Jesus went to the cross for us… a perfect life given in exchange for ours. His salvation is for all people… yet only effective for those who trust Him and yield to His control.
Jesus forgives all our sins… past, present and future. We are justified… made righteous in the sight of God. Jesus clothes us in garments of His salvation and robes of His righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). He purifies us and makes us holy before a holy God. The Author of Life rewrites our life stories in line with His perfect, eternal plan.
† Have I done enough to be saved?
“For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
Salvation is offered freely as a gift from God. No one can earn salvation. The grace of Jesus Christ alone saves us… a supernatural work of transformation. He breathes His new Christ-life into us. For He is the Savior of the world and our lives.
Nothing we could ever do could earn our salvation. It is not what we have done that makes us worthy… but what Christ has done for us to make us worthy. It is not our works that save us… but His completed work on the cross on our behalf. It is not our righteousness that merits salvation… but His righteousness imparted to us (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Salvation may appear too easy. Yet God desires that we accept His gift of salvation with a thankful and reverent heart. No amount of Christian service, church attendance, tithing can save us. All our good works are not done to save us… but to show our love for our Savior (Ephesians 2:10). They are a manifestation of His power at work in our lives.
† Have I enough faith to be saved?
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20
Salvation is by faith in the living Christ. His sacrifice on the cross satisfied God’s wrath against sin. Jesus took upon Himself the punishment for the sins of the world. He became the complete and absolute atonement for all.
Jesus is strong enough to save us no matter how weak our faith because faith originates in Him. Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Our Savior empowers us with faith… a bit of His divinity conveyed to us. It takes only a spark of faith to kindle a deep, abiding trust in our Savior.
It is not the strength of our faith… but the One in whom our faith rests. It is not the power of our faith… but the One in whom all power lies. Our faith may ebb and flow… yet Christ is constant, unchanging, eternally abiding with us. Salvation is found in no one else (Acts 4:12).
Jesus offers salvation to all who believe. We need not fear whether we are saved… whether we have the goodness, the works, the faith needed to be saved. For Jesus alone is our Savior. He has done all for us. As we place our faith in the saving grace of Christ, we discover peace for our souls for all eternity.