How do I know if I'm saved?

       2 Peter 1:10 says “brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure”. From this, we can clearly understand that God has a desire for His children to KNOW that they are His Children. (Also see 1 John 5:13) However, there are several ways that the Bible gives us to know that we are saved.
       
1.)   First, have you repented of your sin and asked Christ to be your Saviour? Romans 10:9 says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” This seems straight forward, but if you cannot go back to a place in your life that Christ cleansed you and changed you, then there may be an issue. Some individuals remember the time and date that they were saved. Others may not remember those exact details, but you SHOULD be able to remember a moment that He made a change. If he didn’t make a change, God never leaves something the same way that He found it.

2)    Secondly, we can look at what the Bible says about fruit. To paraphrase, Matthew 7:16-18 says that one test of your salvation is that you are bearing Godly fruit. Verse 17 states “every good tree bringeth forth good fruit”. Some people get confused with this verse and treat salvation and fruit separate; but THEY ARE CONNECTED! You do not, and cannot, earn your salvation THROUGH your good works (see Eph 2:8-9; Matt 7:22-23). However, James 2:18 makes it clear that our works show (or prove) the faith in our hearts.

Additionally, not everyone that is saved is bearing good fruit for God. If you are saved, and are producing “corrupt” fruit, the Bible tells us that there is an issue. Hebrews 12 makes it clear that if you are a child of God, He will chasten you. All of us as Christians will make mistakes, but just like every good parent corrects their child, God has promised to chasten and “scourge every son whom he receiveth”. If you are saved, and bearing corrupt fruit, you know that your salvation is genuine when you are chastised because of the sin in your life.

3)    The last way we will discuss being assured of salvation is the Spirit of God. Romans 8:16 says “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” The Spirit of God seals everyone that is saved (see Ephesians 1:13), and one of the benefits of the Holy Spirit indwelling a believer is that the Spirit of God bears witness (or provides proof) of our salvation. Before a person is saved, they have no guilt or hesitation in sinning. After being saved, the Spirit of God will convict you of sin that you plan to (or already have) partake in. Additionally, the Spirit of God guides us in All truth (Matthew 16:13) meaning that it is the Spirit of God that leads us along the path of righteousness to becomes what we ought to be in Christ. If you are saved, the Spirit of God will tell you that you are. The Holy Spirit will remind you of times that He has spoken to you and will reaffirm your salvation in Jesus Christ.

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