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Assurance Of Salvation


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Assurance Of Salvation

  1. 1. Assurance of Salvation
  2. 2. What is your greatest fear? <ul><li>Spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Snakes </li></ul><ul><li>Enclosed Places </li></ul><ul><li>The Greatest Fear of all? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Louis XV, King of France Louis XV, King of France , foolishly ordained and ordered that death was never to be spoken of in his presence. Nothing that could in any way remind him of death was to be mentioned or displayed, and he sought to avoid every place and sign and monument which in any way suggested death.
  4. 4. Why People Fear Death? <ul><li>They doubt their salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>Even for Christians - Doubts about one's salvation are common in the life of many Christians. </li></ul>
  5. 5. About Assurance of Salvation <ul><li>Some people have assurance but they have no right to have it. It is false assurance, it is false peace, and it is a false security. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people have assurance when they shouldn't have it because somebody shared with them a false gospel. They believed it and then they believed they're saved. </li></ul>
  6. 6. About Assurance of Salvation <ul><li>Some say you can't possibly let anybody think their salvation is secure because they'll abuse the privileges. </li></ul><ul><li>Some teach that there is no way anyone can know for sure that they can be saved. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why? <ul><li>Because they teach that salvation depends on God and me, my good works, and I might mess up. </li></ul><ul><li>The basic question involved here is whether one is saved by grace alone or one's salvation depends in part on his or her meritorious good works. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Do We Have to Understand? <ul><li>A major reason why people don't have assurance is that they do not comprehend the gospel and the plan of salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people do not understand grace. Some people think that when God forgave you He only forgave you of the sins you committed up until the point you're saved, and from then on the sins you commit after receiving Christ aren't forgiven. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Do We Have to Understand? <ul><li>Assurance of salvation is never an emotional feeling. Your feelings cannot guarantee your assurance. Your assurance has to be grounded upon the truth of the gospel and the saving work of Christ, not on your feelings. </li></ul>Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5)
  10. 10. What Do We Have to Understand? <ul><li>You have to understand that God knew you were a sinner. </li></ul><ul><li>That God sent Jesus Christ into the world to completely totally pay the price for all your sins, past, present and future, and to remove them as far as the east is from the west and bury them in the depths of the sea and remember them no more and they are eternally a non issue. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to understand that the salvation Jesus offered was secured by the omnipotent power of God forever and is irreversible . </li></ul>
  11. 11. True Assurance According To Scriptures <ul><li>THE CHRISTIAN CERTAINTY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John 1:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What must one do to become a Christian? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receive Him--Jesus Christ. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 1:13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To be a son of God is to be born of whom? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 5:24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To believe in Jesus Christ is to possess? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eternal life </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and to be free from? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. True Assurance According To Scriptures <ul><ul><li>Romans 8:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What does it mean to be in Christ Jesus? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No condemnation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[“condemnation” means a guilty verdict or judgment] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 8:2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 8:3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How did God do it? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus was condemned in the flesh for us </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. True Assurance According To Scriptures <ul><ul><li>1 Peter 2:24-25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did Christ do with our sins? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus bore them in His body on the cross. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How should this affect your life? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What three things characterize Jesus' sheep? John 10:27 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;… hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me .&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John 10:28-30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is your relationship with Christ, as He Himself states? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have eternal life, shall never perish, and no one can snatch us out of the Father's hand. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. True Assurance According To Scriptures <ul><ul><li>1 John 5:10-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the implications of failing to believe the testimony that God has given regarding His Son? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We make God a liar. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 John 5:6b-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What testimony of God do people refuse to believe according to John? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That those who have the Son have eternal life and that those who do not have Him do not have eternal life </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is eternal life a present possession or a future possession to those who have Jesus Christ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present [“has (eternal) life”] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. THE NEW LIFE <ul><ul><li>John 3:3,7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did Jesus tell Nicodemus about seeing and entering the kingdom of God? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A person must be born again to see or enter the kingdom of God. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. THE NEW LIFE <ul><li>In your own words, describe what you have, according to these verses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephesians 1:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 5:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 3:22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colossians 1:27 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. THE NEW LIFE <ul><li>As you begin to live the Christian life, what three evidences in your life will assure you that you know Jesus Christ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 John 1:5-7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 John 1:8-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 John 2:3-6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 John 2:7-11 </li></ul></ul>