Q. Here is my question to you. We are all sinners, and though I thank God every day for all he has provided me, and beg him to not leave me, how do I know when all is said and done and I am standing before God he will not say to me, “Be gone! I know you not.” Several of us were talking about this and I thought I would ask you. We do believe that Jesus is the son of God made man that came to earth and died for our sins that we may know everlasting life in heaven. It is only by the blood of Jesus washing us clean that we can ever hope to stand before God the father and hope and pray he tells us welcome. So there you have it. Can you help?
A. Although much debate rages over the question of our security, there are several simple and clear verses that give us great comfort and should have ended the debate long ago.
Ephesians 1:13-14 says we were saved at the moment we first believed and the Holy Spirit was immediately sealed within us as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance. Guaranteeing our inheritance! Before we had done anything good to earn it or anything bad to lose it.
Romans 10:9 says that if we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead we will be saved.
John 3:16 says that God so loved the world that He gave His only beloved son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
I could go on here with numerous other verses like Titus 3:4-7, John 6:28-29. John 6:40, 2 Cor. 1:21-22, Hebrews 7:25 and 10:14. The under girding principle in all of them is that we’re saved because we believe that we’re sinners in need of a savior, and that God sent His son to die for our sins. The fact that Jesus was resurrected on the third day tells us His mission was successful and that all who believe that He died for their sins and rose again will be saved (1 cor. 15:1-4).
If you truly believe what you said in your question, you need have no fear. He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6)