My Personal Christian Blog

Thanks for sliding into my blog site. This blog bog is a spin-off from my website at Call me a Night Owl, as my full-time mission and hobby are jabbering from midnight until 8 a.m.ish with chatter bugs across the world. Hoot, hoot! Being a retired newspaper guy and a Curious George, I've written and assembled a whack of stuff that I hope you'll find interesting and thought-provoking. Check out the Stories bar on the right side, below, for all my articles - from my web site and this blog.

April 5, 2010

Is It Necessary To “Feel” Saved?

Some wonder how we can be sure we are truly saved because they’ve been told that God is suppose to always zap us with some kind of warm, fuzzy feeling.

It would be wise to get our eyes off ourselves and get our ears tuned in to the Word of God. It is all in the Word and in Christ.

God says to trust Christ and His sacrificial work for salvation, "...thou shalt be saved." Like railroad signs used to read, "Stop! Look! And Listen!" Stop trying to be religious.

Religion is man working for God's approval. Salvation is 100 per cent about accepting what the Lord Jesus Christ had completed for us.

Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God..."

Isaiah says 53:5, "There is none righteous, no, not one."

Romans 3:10 says, "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

Look away from yourself, religion, and signs. Salvation does not come from our experiences. It is a gift from Christ that we must accept.

Rebellious Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. Similarly, the Son of God took our sins upon Himself, died, was buried, and He rose again on the third day.

Isaiah 45:22 says, “Look unto Me all the ends of the earth and be saved." Listen to what God says.

John 3:36 says, "He that believeth on the Son HATH everlasting life." The word Hath is huge promissory word, one we can hang our hat and hope on.

Jesus said in John 5:24, "...I say unto you, he that hearth My Word, and believeth on the Father that sent Me, HATH everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation..."

John 3:16 promises, "…whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish, but has everlasting life."