Are You SURE about your salvation?
I received an email from a charismatic church leader of 40 years. He wrote: “I’m considered a bible scholar yet I know that I am not saved because I am empty. I have no fruit. No love, joy peace, etc.”
Though sad, I perceive that today he is in the right place because he has examined himself, according to the scriptures. Therefore, God has shed light on his spiritual condition so that he would not be confused. In order to get ready to be saved, this man has to deny the counterfeit birth, for he has also been speaking in a tongue for 4 decades. Is he willing to go the extra mile and be cleansed from “the former things?” Is he willing to be de-programmed from religiosity is the question. As diverse and even as divided as the organized church has been for centuries, there is one false doctrine that every church partakes of and continually spreads. It is the doctrine that “we can accept Jesus.”
Consider this. The main reason why believers were commissioned to preach the gospel two centuries ago was so that the Holy Ghost could use the uttered word to draw those who have already been chosen by God before the beginning of time. Those that God has chosen hear the word, receive it and are saved by God through it. Yet for 200 years or more, the gospel has been tainted with an insidious error that few seem to be able to correct because most ministers are totally unaware of it. Hears a question I want you to think about for a minute. If we can be saved by simply making a decision and “accepting Jesus into our hearts,” then isn’t that very decision a work of OURS, and therefore, we can BOAST THAT “WE ACCEPTED JESUS?” The next question that follows is “well, if accepting the Lord is a work of my volition, has the gospel I heard been changed from “God’s sovereign grace to MY DECISION!!!???
Let’s face it. Do you really believe that you became born again simply because “YOU” chose to be? Do you believe that as a result, you are now saved simply because you responded to an altar call and/or you repeated a sinner’s prayer and asked Jesus to come into your heart?” Commonsense ought to reveal that Jesus cannot come into our hearts if He is physically sitting at the right hand of the Father. The Holy Spirit comes into our spirits when we are saved, “not out hearts.” The heart is a function of the soul, in Greek called “the cardia.” The cardia consists of our minds and our emotions. We know from the word that we are first saved “IN OUR SPIRITS. Our souls are changed progressively as we work out our “soul” salvation with fear and trembling.
Charles Finney is the minister who in the 1800’s introduced the “I accept Jesus” teaching and practices into the organized church. To read more about him, click on his name. To know more about how the fake Jesus has infiltrated the churches with the “I accept Jesus doctrine” , you need either the Fake Jesus, Come Out of Her God’s People, the New Idolatry or Faces of the Religious Demon.If you repeated the words of a sinner’s prayer, or you came forward and walked the aisle of any church or convention center, you might yet be saved, but chances are that you are not. Why? Because salvation is of the Lord and not of man, lest we boast that “I accepted Jesus.” God is the One Who does the choosing because salvation is given to us by the Father, as we are led by the Holy Spirit to the cross of Jesus Christ. The bible is clear that no one would choose Jesus unless He is drawn by God Himself. The bible is also clear that all who would be saved were chosen BEFORE the world was framed. Generally, those who are not saved are really not sure of their salvation. They waver about it quite a bit. So if you are not sure, GIVE ME A CALL. 518-477-5759
One response to “ASSURANCE OF SALVATION by Pam Sheppard”
Loving this article……………..thanks Pam for all you do.