Examine Yourself: Are you Truly in the Faith?

The school bell has rung, class is now in session.

There are a lot of people that identify themselves as a Christian, Believer, Disciple of Jesus Christ, and say that they are “saved” but what does all of this mean? Salvation can be a confusing topic, but it does not have to be. If you encounter a person who make these claims, the Bible commands them to continue to examine themselves to make sure they are in the faith.

I have to talk about this topic because as a disciple of Jesus, I want to make sure that I am adhering to the Great Commission. Last night, it was heavy on my heart to write about salvation in my next post. That means, it is for someone. The Great Commission was the last command Jesus said to His disciples before going away. He said,

Teaching the gospel, and observing its’ principles, is the avenue to True Salvation. Without the gospel being presented, salvation (true conversion) cannot occur. To put this in perspective read what Jesus said in the following scripture.

Jesus is saying no one can make it to His Father, unless they go through Him? How can a person go through Him? Good question!

The way salvation has occurred for me and others, is to realize first that we are sinners and cannot go to heaven in the state that we are in because God does not allow sin into His kingdom.

Sin places us at a deficit, but not everyone recognizes it.

Those who recognize it will become curious and want to know the remedy to the problem. The first step, is realizing we are sinners. The next step is for us to repent of our sin. (turn away from it in our hearts and deeds) After we confess our sins; proclaim our belief that Jesus is the son of God, died on the cross for our sins, rose on the third day and ask Him to be Lord over our lives.

Once this happens, there will be evidence because the Holy Spirit will become present, and there will be a difference. The “wrong” things you used to do and say, will become uncomfortable. People will began to notice a “change” in you. Why? Because salvation is a supernatural experience.

After salvation, join a Bible teaching church so that you can have a strong support system, you will need it. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17

The first time a person is truly saved, they will be very excited because it is a grand experience to be renewed inside and out.

During this time there will be a hunger and thirst for righteous like never before, and a desire to read the Bible. This is important because a disciple of Christ should know that the word of God (Bible) is considered a sword in the spirit. (Ephesians 6: 10-18)

The walk of salvation will not always be a perfect one. Temptation and sin can attack; the important principle to remember is that when it happens, repent quickly and remain not in that state. Also examine those around who lead you into temptation and separate yourself from them.

To make the decision to walk with Christ is the most serious, rewarding decision you will ever make. Some people do not believe He is the Son of God, others say they believe, while their lifestyle will say otherwise.

Let me preface this by stating that I am not saying you must be perfect, by lifestyle I am referring to your consistent response. We all make mistakes, but if your fruit is consistently evil, and of darkness, that means you need to examine yourself and see if you are in the faith. Because Jesus said, “You will know them by their fruits.”

I leave you with this. If you are proclaiming to be a Disciple of Christ, please examine yourself.

Check your fruit, and ensure you are truly in the faith. If you are not saved, but interested in knowing how to go about being saved, please inbox me on my contact page, and I will reach out to you.

Salvation is the most important decision you will every make on this side of eternity.

The school bell has rung, class dismissed.

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