CAN I KNOW? Can Christians know they are saved?
New Testament Writers Paul wrote to Timothy that he knew. 2nd Timothy 1: 7 John writes that we can know. 1st John 5:13
Doubt and Uncertainty Create fear and distrust Does the one I love, love me? Will my love stay faithful to me? Is this sickness terminal? Will God accept me when I die?
Why Christians Have Doubts Satan likes to trick new Christians New Christians can fail to mature spiritually Comparing yourselves to others creates uncertainly.
Doubt Brings Consequences Lost fellowship and communion with the Father Our joy evaporates No desire to serve God No desire to share our testimony for Christ Allows us to succumb to temptation
Substitutes For Submission An emotional experience instead of true faith Expecting “religion” to save them Believing “good deeds outweigh bad ones” Thinking I don’t deserve Hell
How To Know For Certain One must know Christ personally by faith Understand and believe: • Christ died to pay for your sin • He was buried and rose again • He ascended back into Heaven • He wants to save you and will, If you believe
Eternal Life God’s gift Extended to all mankind He wants you to have eternal life He asks you to believe.