Q. I want to know if I am mocking God when I keep saying the salvation prayer because I want to make sure I am saved. He said if you don’t believe you’re saved the first time you pray for salvation you are mocking him. Is that true? Please let me know and how do you know you are truly saved?
A. I don’t think God ever said we were mocking Him by asking for our salvation more than once. But at some point you have to accept by faith that He’s saved you.
Matthew 7:7-8 says that everyone who asks, receives. Romans 10:13 agrees. And Ephesians 1:13-14 says the moment you heard the gospel and believed it, God sealed the Holy Spirit within you as a deposit guaranteeing your inheritance. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 confirms this.
Titus 3:4-7 says He didn’t save you because you deserve to be saved, but because of His mercy. And Jesus Himself said what God requires of us is that we believe He sent His Son to die for our sins so we could live in eternity with Him (John 3:16, John 6:28-29, John 6:37-40).
You know you’re saved when you believe in your heart that these promises are true. You can say the salvation prayer every day for the rest of your life, but until you believe God’s promise to save everyone who asks Him, it won’t do you any good.
Every time you feel the need to say the salvation prayer again, get your Bible out and read these promises until your doubts go away. Pretty soon you will be sure you’re saved and won’t ever doubt again.
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24).