How do I know I am saved?
: Seeing that you believe that we cannot lose salvation and believe that you are saved eternally right now, how can you really know?
: One can know they are eternally saved since the Biblesupports this. I am amazed how little we believe what the Bible tells us. Thistruth is spelled out clearly and simply in the best known verse in the Bible:“
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlastinglife. John 3:16.”
What does this verse really say? Let’s analyze it.1.
That God loved the world…
God loves all sinners with acompassionate love.2.
That He gave His only begotten Son…
The rest of the message inthe Bible is, that God gave Jesus to die for our sins. I believed this for years, but was not saved.3.
That whosoever believeth in Him
…Here is the part that we must play. We can believe the first two without believing all the verse. Hereis where my faith comes in. I really trusted Him as my Savior from sinmany years ago. This believing did not make me personally sure thatI was eternally saved.4
. Shall not perish (die and go to hell)…
Ah, here is the secret. Thismade me sure. Many people believe the first three parts but not thisone. Faith is not just believing there is a God, or believing the Bible isthe word of God, but it is believing what God says. When I trustedChrist as my Savior, God says to me in this verse, that I would NOT perish. The word ‘not’ means ‘never.’ I believe what God says, This isreal faith. Based on Titus 1:2, I believe He does not lie.