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Series: Me and My Christian Life
Steve N. Wagers
October 8, 2009
There's a little town on the Texas/Louisiana border named "Uncertain, Texas." How would you like to live in "Uncertain, Texas?" Someone asks where you are from and you say, "I'm from Uncertain."
Christians don't have to live in "Uncertain(-ty)."
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAVED?
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SALVATION IS?
IS YOUR SALVATION BASED ON?
Moody: "I have never known a Christian who was of any use to God who did not have the assurance of their salvation."
1. The PROMISE of the SCRIPTURE!
[1 John 5:13] "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. "
Know: Gr. 'oida'--"to know by experience/perception"
38 times the word "know" "knoweth" in 1 John.
IF YOU GOT IT AND DIDN'T KNOW IT, YOU COULD LOSE IT AND NEVER KNOW YOU HAD IT!
How do we know/how can we know?
A) God's WORK
[1 John 5:6a] "This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood."
The Lord Jesus was thrust in the side by a spear, and "forthwith came out blood and water."
This is the eternal work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are saved by blood. We are sanctified by water.
(Where the bloody sacrifice was made.)
(Where the priests would wash to cleanse themselves)
First the blood, then the water.
The blood of Christ PROCURES our salvation; the water of Christ SECURES our salvation.
Let the water and the blood
From Thy wounded side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure
Save from wrath
And make me pure
B) God's WORD
[1 John 5:10-13]
To doubt your salvation is to call the Bible unbelievable, and call God unreliable. To doubt you ...
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