Can a person be saved and know it? I would personally say yes that’s if you are a genuine believer. But that does not mean that the person has the assurance of their eternal salvation yet.
The Bible talks about having the assurance of salvation in 1 John 5:13. Assurance means confidence or certainty. You can know you are saved, but not have confidence or certainty about it yet.
Also, God’s word says it is possible to be deceived in Matthew 7:21-23. Some people truly believe they are saved but they are not because they did not truly repent and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
This is why we need more than just our own feelings to assure us of salvation. We need to look at the Scriptures to see what God says about salvation and then follow His instructions.
The Bible says we must repent (Acts 17:30), believe in Jesus Christ (John 3:16), confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21).
What Is The Assurance Of Salvation?
The definition of the assurance of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ is simply knowing for sure and beyond any reasonable doubt that you are saved and on your way to heaven.
It’s knowing that even if you face sudden death today, you will immediately be ushered into heaven where you will spend the rest of your eternity with God, Christ Jesus, holy angels and the redeemed saints of all the ages.
And this assurance of salvation comes as the result of the Holy Spirit of God bearing witness with your own inner spirit that you are truly saved and that you are God’s child as Romans 8:16 wonderfully puts it.
You must understand that this assurance of salvation will not be possible if you are still a sinner who’s not genuinely saved yet as the Holy Spirit will still not be present in your life to bear that witness.
Only when you become genuinely born again with the new nature of Christ Jesus in you in whom eternal life can only be found will this witness of the Holy Spirit that you are saved be present in you and give you that assurance of salvation.
How Do I Know If I Am Saved?
Yes, you can know if you are saved by grace through faith if you have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as stated in God’s word in Acts 16:31 for your salvation and that you have truly repented and forsaken your sins.
You can know you are saved if you have had a definite salvation experience in your life that brings about the new spiritual birth in Christ Jesus that makes you have the new nature of God in you so that you don’t sin anymore because if you are born of God, you won’t sin (1 John 3:9).
This will be so because as earlier stated the Holy Spirit of God shall bear witness with your own spirit if you are a true believer and a true Christian that indeed you are saved and are now a citizen of heaven (Romans 8:16-20).
On the other hand, if you lack a definite salvation experience, the assurance of salvation the above verse talks about will not be there as God’s Spirit will not be present in your life to confirm and bear witness with your inner spirit that you are indeed saved.
So, if you are in found that you are saved, you need to thoroughly examine yourself whether you are still standing in the faith or not as 2 Corinthians 13:5 says and if you find out you are not in the faith, you can always repent today as today is the day of salvation.
Can We Know Who’s Saved?
Another important question that most Christians ask other than the question of whether can a person be saved and know it is the question of whether we can know who is saved or not.
Personally, I think that the answer to that question is twofold. By that, I mean that, yes you can know if one is saved or not and has everlasting life by the fruits they bear in their lives.
While on the other, it’s possible as well that you can’t truly know who’s saved or not all the time because some people are good at pretending to be saved or born again.
This is because we as humans unlike God can easily be deceived by outside appearances. And another thing is that only God truly knows what is in the heart and mind of every person as 1 Kings 8:39 in the old testament wonderfully puts it.
In short, you can know who’s saved or not by the fruits they bear and on the other hand, you can’t always tell who’s truly saved or not because you are not God to know what’s in man’s heart.
How Do I Get Saved?
If you want to be saved today so that you can receive salvation and eternal life made possible by God’s grace through His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, there are only three things you must do to be saved.
The first thing you need to do is you must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who’s the way and the truth with all your heart for your salvation and forgiveness of your sins to be saved as Romans 10:9,20 puts it ad accept Him in your life as your personal Lord and saviour.
The second thing you must do so you must repent and confess your sins as well as forsake them so that you can obtain mercy and pardon for your sins (Proverbs 28:13).
Last but not least is after doing the above two steps you must be saved by now and what remains is that you now need to go and sin no more and start living a life of holiness and righteousness so that you can enter heaven when you.
Those are the 3 simple steps you need to do to be saved. It’s that simple and if you want more information on getting saved, check out the article below.
- How To Be Saved According To The Bible (+ Video Sermon).
- 7 Things To Do After Getting Saved (To Keep You Standing).
- Am I really saved? 11 Ways To Surely Know(+ Video Sermon).
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