How do I know I am Saved from Hell?
John 9:31 Now we know that God HEARETH NOT SINNERS: but IF any man be a worshipper of God, and DOETH HIS WILL, him he heareth.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, AND KEEPETH THEM, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Pro 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Pro 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Way of the wicked or WISDOM?
Pro 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
Pro 15:10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
Pro 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
Pro 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Pro 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Pro 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
Pro 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Pro 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Pro 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Pro 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Pro 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
Do YOU keep his commandments?? If not you hate HIM! The opposite of love = hate.
Joh_14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
JESUS is the example here, and so many think they are “magically covered”! NOT TRUE! Here is yet another command!!!
Joh_15:10 IF ye KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS , ye shall ABIDE in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and ABIDE in his love.
ABIDE = G3306 μένω menō [men’-o] A primary verb; TO STAY(in a given place, state, relation or expectancy): – abide, CONTINUE, dwell, ENDURE, be present, REMAIN, stand, tarry (for), X thine own. Total KJV occurrences: 120
Lukewarm you say?? GOD will not have it!!!
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Does the bible say we are progressively “being ” sanctified! GOD FORBID!!!
Joh_5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Rom 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Rom 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
Rom 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Rom 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Rom 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Rom 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Rom 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom_3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Rom_7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Rom_7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
Rom_9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Must I live “perfect”? Perfect = G5046 τέλειος teleios [tel’-i-os] From G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness: – of full age, man, perfect. Total KJV occurrences: 19
Php 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
DISOBEDIENCE is the OPPOSITE of PERFECTION or being biblically “PERFECT”… Don’t stumble!
1Pe 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1Pe 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
1Pe 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
1Pe 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Whom do you obey? Are you justified?
Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Rom 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Rom 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Rom 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Rom 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
“IF”…”IF”…”IF”…. one sins… NOT WHEN!!!
1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And IF any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jn 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
1Jn 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
1Jn 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
1Jn 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
Past sins are forgiven, NEVER future sins! Do not believe the lie that you are “covered” forever!
Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
SALVATION IS OFFERED FOR PAST SINS
1PET 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
1PET 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
1PET 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
2PET 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
2PET 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
2PET 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2PET 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
ROM 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
ROM 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
ROM 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
You MUST endure ’til the end to be saved!
Mat_24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mar_13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
1Th_5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Mar 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
Mar 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Mar 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
2Co 13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
2Co 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
2Co 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
2Co 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
2Co 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
2Co 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
2Co 13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
2Co 13:13 All the saints salute you.
Is it possible to live “perfect” and Holy?
Mat_19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Mar_9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mar_10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Mar_14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Mat_5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
1Pe_1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe_1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
2Pe_3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2Pe 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
But, but, but I am tempted?!?!?
Mat_26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Mar_14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Jas_4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Luk_4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Luk_8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Luk_22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
Luk_22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
1Co_10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Heb_3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Jas_1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Rev_3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
The bride MADE HERSELF READY!
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Did David think he was a “saved sinner?
Psa 26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
Psa 26:5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked(ungodly, a sinner).
Psa 26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
Psa 26:10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
Psa 26:11 But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
Psa 26:12 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
SINNERS listen CAREFULLY! I pray you do not continue in your deception as the professing church is preaching a false gospel!
Frankly, let’s get directly to the point?
What sin(s) are you not willing to give up for the glory of a Holy God? Lust? Porn watching? Masturbation? Fornication? Covetousness? Drunkenness? Sports Idolatry? Greed? Denying Jesus in front of family or friends by not calling them to repentance? Be specific. I just want to know what sin(s) you love so much, that you’re willing to engage in them everyday and trample the Blood of Jesus underfoot. You don’t lack ability to stop sinning. You lack the willingness to stop sinning. ALL things are possible through Christ. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Jesus commands you to go and sin no more (John 5:14, 8:11). Jesus commands you to repent or perish (Luke 13:3, 5). There are conditions for God to have mercy on/pardon a sinner: forsaking sin and turning to the Lord (Isaiah 55:6-7). In order for your sins to be blotted out, you must repent and be converted (Acts 3:19).
The whole point of the preaching of Christ, according to Paul, is that we “may present every man perfect in Christ” (Col 1:27-29). God called Noah “perfect” (Gen. 6:9) and Job “blameless” (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3). Jesus commands you to be perfect just like God is perfect (Matt 5:48). You don’t have to “be Jesus” to be “perfect”. You just need to have your sins forgiven by the blood of Jesus and then you need to take up your cross daily, deny yourself and follow Him (Mark 8:34-38).
The Bible makes it clear that true Christians obey God. If you don’t obey God then, you don’t love Him (John 14:15), you don’t have the grace of God that brings salvation (Titus 2:11-14), you aren’t His friend (John 15:14), you are His enemy (James 4:4), you don’t know Him (1 John 2:3-4), you aren’t cleansed of your sins (1 John 1:5-7), you are of the devil (1 John 3:8), you are a slave to sin (John 8:34, Rom 6:16), you have a dead faith (James 2:19-20), your house is built upon the sand (Matt 7:26-27) and you will not inherit the Kingdom of God (Matt 7:21, 1 Cor. 6:9-10).
If you have been deceived by the lie that you can’t stop sinning or that you can’t completely obey God in this life, then you need to repent. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil. 4:13). If you walk according to the Spirit, you won’t fulfill the lusts of the flesh (Gal. 5:16). God doesn’t let you be tempted beyond what you are able to bear and always provides a way out of sinning (1 Cor. 10:13). God’s commandments are not a burden to keep (1 John 5:3-4). The truth can set you free (John 8:31-36), so that you can walk in holiness and victory before God. God wants you to be Holy and provides all that you need to live Holy. The only thing left is for you to start living Holy today! Rejection of this teaching is rejection of God, not man (1 Thess. 4:3-8).
Hey, I was born-again once, so, I am eternally secure (saved) no matter how I live right?…….WRONG!!!
The unbiblical idea of “losing your salvation” is rooted in a transactional understanding of it. Salvation is not something you put in your pocket, such as a set of keys and then lose and find again.
It is a present, living, holy relationship with God, which begins when you are first converted(born-again) and finds its final condition when you enter into His presence(enduring ’til the end).
Paul appropriately uses the metaphor of a race, which has a beginning a period of endurance and, finally the end. This is a more Biblically consistent view of what Salvation really is rather than a monergistic, determinist view which of course leads into either of two views:
1.That those who fall away were never born again to begin with, or
Of course, both these views create disharmony with the many warnings in Scripture about abiding in Christ and not falling away, requiring the proponent of such doctrines to try and change the plain meaning of the texts by either semantic definition or hermeneutical gymnastics. The Bible is clear:
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3
“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.” John 15:6
“You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked” 2 Peter 3:17
“But Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.”
“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, ” Hebrews 3:6,12-14
“You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.” Romans 11:19-22
“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11
“Whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9
“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10
How do we know we are saved? W must truly LOVE!
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
1Jn 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
READ…THE WAY TO THE CROSS!
God bless all who seek HIM. AMEN