Is There A test To Know If I am Saved?

Is There A test To Know If I am SavedSometimes I wonder if I am actually saved? What are the criteria or is there a test to know if I am saved for sure?

First, the test of salvation is clear in scripture: Is There A Test To Know If I am Saved

Romans 10:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

If you have done these things, then you are saved for eternity. Following salvation, we continue to live in a sinful, fleshly body for a time, and in that state, we experience disappointments that all Christians, even the Apostle Paul, share. Consider what Paul said about himself in Romans 7: Continue reading

Our Free Will Does Not Save Us Part 2

Free Will Does Not Save UsGod’s Election, in Christianity,   involves God choosing a particular person or group of people to a particular task or relationship, especially eternal life. Election to eternal life is viewed by some as conditional on a person’s faith, and by others as unconditional. In other words, our free will does not save us.

 

In Part 1 of this post, there were a series of difficult questions concerning God’s program of election. It is understandable people can have an emotionally painful reaction to learning of God’s sovereignty in salvation so let’s attempt to offer some perspective from Scripture. Continue reading

Do We Have Free Will When It Comes To Salvation?

Free Will When It Comes To SalvationDisruption is the Lord’s favorite tactic for growing us spiritually as we wrestle with God.  Which leads to the question. Do we have free will when it comes to salvation?

God often does His best work in us by pulling the rug out from under us, theologically speaking. Just when we begin to feel secure and confident standing on our preconceived ideas about God and His program, the Lord will bring us someone or something to intrude upon our blissful ignorance and disrupt our thinking. The effect can be disorienting and even painful.  Free Will When It Comes To Salvation? Continue reading

How can I Help my Bible Study Group know Scripture?

Bible Study GroupIf you lead a small Bible study group, and you noticed some students struggling to understand Scripture. Is there anything you can do to help them understand more easily?

Teaching the Bible is honorable and challenging work, and anyone is to be commended for their dedication to this important ministry. Obviously, it’s difficult for us to address exactly what may be holding some of your students back in their understanding of scripture, but before you blame yourself for their difficulty, remember not all students learn at the same rate for a variety of reasons.  Bible Study Group

 

Additionally, here are some questions to consider in evaluating your situation: Continue reading