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The Struggling Of The Damned

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by StevenBelievin, May 19, 2017.

  1. StevenBelievin

    StevenBelievin Trust In God Supporter

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    How do you know if you're really saved? Or Not?

    If you have besetting sins like most people do, how do you know you are not really on the wide path that leads to destruction? Maybe you have asked Jesus into your heart a hundred times. Every time being as sincere as you can imagine. Ask and it will be answered, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened. Well you have done the above and it seems like nothing has happened. You want so much to be with Jesus but your baggage gets in the way. Maybe next week things will be different. Maybe next week you can be close to Him. In the reformed view you have to be regenerated first, then all things will be better as you climb the ladder of sanctification. You then know you are one of the elect. What about the ones still in the ditches. What about the ones who have not experienced the "new birth"? What about the left behind? What about the ones who want to come but cannot escape the world?
  2. FrankDux

    FrankDux Active Member

    You mean " How can I be sure I have made the right choices " ?
  3. Adstar

    Adstar Well-Known Member

    If One believes and trusts in the righteousness of Jesus and is trusting that the Work of Jesus on the cross gifts them eternal salvation, then one can know they are saved...

    When our confidence is based on our own performance we are doomed, Because our salvation is not based on our righteousness or on our works performance. It is based on believing the Word of God and trusting in the Way Jesus has made for us to be saved..

    Invest your confidence totally in Jesus and what he did and never in yourself and what you may do..
  4. Another Lazarus

    Another Lazarus Old Newbie

    Matt 6:14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

    Matt 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
    45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
    46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?