Are You Saved?

ARE YOU SAVED?
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Pastor Robert E. Akers

By far the greatest question we could ask of ourselves is, “Am I truly saved?” While it’s true that God alone is the final judge of our salvation (Hebrews 9:27), it’s also true that we can know before we stand before the Judge the condition of our soul. According to Holy Scripture there are only two eternal destinations for the souls of men; One is a place called Heaven, where those who enter will live forever with God, His holy angels, and others from every generation who were saved. The other is a place called hell, or more specifically, ‘the lake of fire’. This is a place of the damned, prepared for the devil and his angels. Sadly, many will go there in spite of all that Jesus has done to provide for us a much better place. Do you absolutely know to which of these two places you will go when this life is over? Following are some questions that will guide you in your knowledge of where you will spend eternity.

Let us start with a ‘known’. In the gospel of John we read, (John 3:1-6)

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2. The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, (truly, truly) I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Let’s work from this starting point!

Notice in particular the words of verses 3 and 5, where Jesus made it abundantly clear that to be saved (enter into the kingdom) there must be a ‘born again’ experience in the life of the believer. It is a birth of the water, and a birth of the Spirit. He indicates that this salvation experience is so radical and life changing that it is comparable to being born again! In fact, in 2 Corinthians 5:17 we are told, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” By answering the following set of questions, you can find discover whether you qualify for having had this wonderful ‘New Birth’ experience. Each question will be followed by a Scripture to show its relevance to being Born Again of the water and the Spirit, (and therefore being truly saved)!

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