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Don Stewart :: What If a Person Is Still Not Certain They Have Been Saved?

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Don Stewart
What can we say to a person who is still not certain they were ever saved but wants to be sure? They may have thought that sometime in the past they have trusted Christ as their Savior but there is no certainty. There is still a doubt as to whether that person is a child of God.

Steps To Take

If this is the case, then here is what that person should do. They should tell the Lord that they are not certain if they ever have been saved but they want to end the doubt right here and now. The person should then repeat a simple prayer. This prayer should acknowledge they are a sinner and cannot save themselves. Then they should acknowledge what Christ has done for them on the cross-He has died in their place, on their behalf. Finally, the person should acknowledge that they accept Christ's sacrifice on their behalf as their only hope of becoming saved.

Sincere Heart

If a person prays something like that with a sincere heart, then the Bible says they are saved. Scripture makes it clear what it takes. The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas what he must do to be saved.

He then brought them out and asked, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? They replied, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your household (Acts 16:30,31).

Believing Is Enough

According to the Word of God, believing on Christ is enough to save someone. When any doubts arise in the future the person should turn back to Acts 16:30,31 or a passage like Romans 10:9,10 which says.

That if you confess 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 confess and are saved.

This says it all. If a person believes on Jesus and confesses that He is Lord, then that person is saved. Therefore when doubts ever arise again that person should go right back to the Scripture.

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