How I Know I Am Saved
How I Know I Am Saved
Or: How I Know That I Am One Of God’s Elect
A Short Analogy About The Experience Of The “New Birth”
I posted this message on a discussion forum on Facebook recently and felt it might be of interest to others who are inquiring into the subject being “born again” by way of of salvation through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
This is how I know I am one of God’s elect (know that I am “saved” now and for eternity) – At the point of salvation, regeneration occurs. This is a supernatural act of God. God’s Holy Spirit indwells (takes up residence in) the one being saved. It’s like you had amnesia your entire life up to that point and could not remember anything about your earthly father and then all of a sudden, the amnesia goes away and you start remembering your father… you know who he is and you can hear his voice in your mind because you now remember what his voice sounds like. And so it is with the “new birth”… You truly start to recognize your heavenly Father and you hear His voice in scripture. When He speaks to you through scripture, you realize that He is speaking to you as a son or daughter, and not as some distant unknowable Being. And you realize that you can talk to God as you would talk to your own earthly father (in person that is), not as a far away stranger. — R.M. Kane
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the SPIRIT of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The SPIRIT itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” – Romans 8:15-17
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Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>