Q. Could you please tell me if fearing hell is a proper or legitimate reason for wanting to get saved. I’ve heard some evangelists say that this is not a proper motive for seeking salvation and that it is a selfish reason for seeking Jesus. I’m somewhat confused because this was what caused me to repent of all known sin after I got down on my knees and asked the Lord to save me after reading about hell on the internet. If this was a wrong reason, then do I have to start over and seek Him for the right reasons, whatever that may be?
A. When you get down to it, every reason for seeking Jesus is a selfish one. After all we don’t do it for the good of others, or even to please God, but to save ourselves. As long as you believe you’re a sinner, that Jesus died for you to save you from your sins, and that He’s the only way to salvation, then you’re saved. There’s no need to do it again.