We all need Biblical assurance of our salvation. Suppose you have doubts because of the lifestyle you are living. We cannot trust ourselves to whether we are saved, we must go to the Word of God to determine God's will and His sure-fire test of how we can know we are saved. It's what God's Word says about our life, not what we say about it or what others say for us.
There are many who believe there one-time confession or "decision" for Christ is all they need to spend eternity in heaven. If this is you, have you ever examined yourself in light of Scripture? Do you believe you can live any way you want to regardless of what God clearly says in His Word of what a Christian should look like and how a Christian should live? Are you banking on the modern message of "carnal Christianity" and think that you might just get to heaven by the skin of your teeth?
Have you ever considered you have been taught wrong? Have you ever considered what you believe is not Scriptural at all? Have you ever considered you are living a lie? Have you ever considered you have believed in vain? Have you ever considered your faith is dead? Have you ever considered you're not saved at all? Have you ever considered you've been pretending all along? Have you ever considered you may be on your way to an eternal hell?
Do you want to change that? Do you want to KNOW that you are saved? Do you want proof of that?
Are you ready to do it God's way?
Are you ready to examine yourself? 2 Corinthians 13:5,
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
The following is part 1 of 5 from a series by Paul Washer on Biblical Assurance of Salvation. This is serious business, my friend. We must all examine ourselves by the Word of God to make sure what we believe is true and make sure there is clear evidence of the salvation we profess in our lives. The Bible is our guide and we must use it, study it, know it, live it, and love it as if our life depended on it - because it does. Are you prepared to leave earth in the state that you're in? Are you sure about that?
Please take the test so you can know. Don't rely on past experiences or previous words or prayers you've spoken. You must examine yourself God's way. After all, the Bible says "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9)
Don't trust your heart. Take the test. Listen to these upcoming messages and get your nose in the Word of God. Time is running out.
If you need someone to talk to after watching this video, just as Paul Washer says, I will talk to you and guide you until you understand what salvation is, and until God has convicted you by the Holy Spirit to surrender your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. As long as it takes, I will serve you by the grace of God. May He be glorified.
Biblical Assurance of Salvation - Part 1 mp3