Are You Saved?This question should receive a “Yes” or “No” answer, but it almost never does.
Are You Saved?
This question should receive a “Yes” or “No” answer, but it almost never does. Some of the most common responses are:
- I’m doing the best I can.
- I prayed the sinner’s prayer.
- I’ve made Jesus the Lord of my life.
- I believe in God.
- I’ve been baptized.
- I’m a church member.
- I keep the commandments.
- I am basically a good person.
- I walked the aisle and prayed through.
- I’ve always been a Christian.
- I’ve never done anything really bad.
None of these responses properly answer the question. People give these kinds of responses because they evidently do not understand the question. The question, “Are you saved?” asks whether or not you have trusted Christ’s shed blood on the cross as payment for your sins. It is not asking about any works that you can do.
The responses listed above refer to what a person does, but salvation is only offered on the basis of Christ has already done for us.
The gospel of our salvation (Eph. 1:13) is clearly stated by the apostle Paul:
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. (1 Cor. 15:3-4)
The blood of Christ has purchased what we could not earn ourselves.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Col. 1:14)
We cannot be good enough to earn salvation because “there is none righteous” (Rom. 3:10) and “all have sinned” (Rom. 3:23). The “wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). Those who die lost will spend eternity in “the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:15).
In order to be saved, we must stop trusting ourselves and trust the blood payment that Christ has already made on our behalf!
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)
Jesus Christ fully accomplished our salvation through His death, burial, and resurrection. Therefore, the free gift of salvation can only be received by faith alone in His finished work.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Rom. 5:1)
If you will trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you can enjoy “much assurance” (1 Thess. 1:5) that you are saved and on your way to heaven.