NOTE: The following is a list of ANSWERS one might receive when he asks a person the question, «ARE YOU SAVED?»
1) I’m not interested!
2) I’m just as good as the next guy!
3) I believe as long as MY GOOD outweighs my bad I’ll be OK!
4) I’m Catholic!
5) There are too many hypocrites in the Church!
6) You believe what you want and I’ll believe what I want!
7) My grandmother was a wonderful Christian!
8) I’m protestant!
9) I’ll trust «My Good Works!»
10) If you call «THAT MAN» a Christian then, «I want nothing to do with Christianity!»
11) As long as I sincerely believe; one religion is as good as another!
12) I’m Jewish!
13) The God I believe in is a God of love!
14) I give to the poor!
15) As long as my actions don’t harm anyone, I’ll be fine!
16) I believe in philanthropic actions!
17) I’m an atheist!
18) I’m a Moslem!
19) I’m a member of the RIGHT church!
20) I believe in the Golden Rule!
21) I’m charismatic!
22) I believe in living by the Ten Commandants!
23) I’ve seen a vision!
24) I’m a Jehovah’s Witness!
25) I’ve been healed!
26) I used to be!
27) I’m a Buddhist!
28) I hope I am!
29) I’m a mason!
30) I believe you have to LIVE IT!
31) It is impossible to know!
32) I’m of another faith!
33) That’s none of your business!
34) I work the bingo games!
35) I think I am!
36) Saved from what?
37) I’m a Hindu!
38) I’m Pentecostal!
39) I’ve been baptized!
40) I’m an agnostic!
41) I’m a priest!
42) I’m a preacher!
43) I’m a prophet!
QUESTION: In the above list; which ANSWER or ANSWERS hold any Biblical credibility or truth when it comes to the proper answer to the question, «ARE YOU SAVED?»
Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
Romans 3:10-12 As it is written, There is NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is NONE THAT DOETH GOOD, NO, NOT ONE.
Romans 3:23-27 For ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD; being JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE through the REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through FAITH IN HIS BLOOD,
to declare HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS for the remission of sins that are past,
through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: that he might be just, and THE JUSTIFIER of him which BELIEVETH IN JESUS. Where is boasting then? It IS EXCLUDED, By what law? of works? Nay: but by the LAW OF FAITH. Therefore we conclude THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH without the deeds of the law.
Romans 10:3-4 For they being IGNORANT of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For
with the heart man BELIEVE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Creek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD REVEALED from faith to faith: as it is written, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.
Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES.
John 5:39-40 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify OF ME. And ye will not come to me, THAT YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is DECEITFUL above all things, and DESPERATELY WICKED: who can know it?
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God hath before ordained that WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
ANSWER: Not a single one! The only correct answer, to «Are you saved?,» is either; «Yes I AM» or «NO I’M NOT!» A good answer would be,
«Yes, I have been washed in
The Blood Of The Lamb Of God!»
John 3:36 He that BELIEVETH on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that BELIEVETH NOT the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
I John 5:9-13 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of His Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE; and he that hath NOT the Son of God HATH NOT LIFE.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, and that ye may believe on the NAME OF THE SON OF GOD.
Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scriputre saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
NOTE: Man thinks that if he does not study God’s Word that God will not hold him accountable. This is typical of the Roman Catholics who deposit their personal accountability in the hands of their Church or their priest. God is going to hold you personally accountable for every word in His Holy Word.
STATEMENT: The following may sound good but it will cost one his soul. Surely there is more good in me than there is bad and as long as my good outweighs my bad, I’m sure I WILL be okay.