Thinking You Are Saved But Aren’t?

Q. In one of your recent posts, you said some people who think they are saved will learn that they really aren’t. This really concerns me because I do not understand how one can believe they are saved but really aren’t.  I do not want to be one of those people. I confessed Christ as my savior and asked him to save me and I want salvation and his kingdom more than anything and was sincere when I asked him.  What does it mean for someone to believe they are but really aren’t?

A. There are many people who identify themselves as Christians but have been taught a different path to salvation than the Bible teaches.  Some  believe it takes a combination of faith plus human works to be saved. Others have been taught you have to join a particular church and obey it’s requirements.  Still others say all it takes is to join a church and try to live a good life. And there are those who believe that it doesn’t matter what religion a person follows.  As long as they are sincere they will find a path to salvation.

Jesus said He is the only way to the Father (John 14:6) and no one who isn’t born again will enter God’s Kingdom (John 3:3).

Being born again means you believe you are a sinner, that Jesus died for your sins and rose again on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4), and you have asked Him to save you from your sins (Matt. 7:7-8).

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