Salvation-Can We Know For Sure?
Is it possible to move beyond speculation to a deep assurance of our salvation? In John’s first epistle, explaining that biblical confidence for our salvation is rooted in Scripture and the steadfast love of God. While believers may still battle uncertainty, placing our trust in God’s unchanging character dismantles self-condemnation and puts our hearts at rest in His presence.
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life.
I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself.
No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking.
By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation.
I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth.
I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day.
Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life.
I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior.
The Bible says there is one way to Heaven. Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6) This one way is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior and follow God's plans for our life which are laid out in the Bible.
Good works cannot save you. Faith in Jesus alone can save you.
"For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)