When you were born, you belonged to God in your innocence…
- Then one day your conscience awakened to the fact that the wrong things you did were sins against God.
- Your sins were imputed to you, and you were reckoned a child of disobedience and a child of wrath (Ephesians 2: 1-4).
- Jesus, having paid the price for your sin to satisfy God’s wrath, sent his Holy Spirit to you to convict you of your sin and to reveal the Gospel to you.
- Upon believing the Gospel and receiving Christ as your Saviour, the payment for your sin is applied to you.
- You are freed from the body of sin and the penalty of the Law.
- You are placed into Jesus Christ and received back into the family of God as a brother of the Saviour.
- God the Father treats you now just as He treats His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ
If you are a professing Christian and you have continual doubts about your salvation, then you need to spend time reading through the Pauline epistles. Go through them at least 3 times before you go back and read through the entire New Testament.
The only problems you might have are:
- If you are depending on anything else besides Jesus Christ for salvation. The Holy Spirit won’t give you assurance of salvation if you are trusting Jesus Christ and your good works or Jesus Christ and your baptism or Jesus Christ and your church membership.
- If you have besetting, unconfessed sin or a love for the world that you won’t give up. Those things strengthen the old nature and weaken your new nature. You are not near enough to God to hear what He is saying.
- If you are giving more credence to your feelings than to the facts of Scripture. Feelings lie; the Scriptures don’t.