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When we make a commitment to Christ and trust our lives to Him, it is an eternal decision.  Therefore, it is crucial to have assurance of our salvation in Jesus Christ and to understand what that means in our own relationship with Him.


Our faith in Jesus Christ is not based on feelings or emotions, thus it is vital to know the facts in the Christian faith.  Although we change, grow, experience, and endure good and bad circumstances throughout our walk with the Lord -- the fact of our salvation does not depend on anything but God’s promises in His Word.  This train illustration depicts our assurance of salvation in action.


Obviously trains run from the engine (FACTS) and not the caboose (FEELINGS).  FAITH holds the train together.  Imagine what would happen if the caboose were in charge!  Our lives would have no direction or foundation -- our ever changing emotions would be running the show.


Before we accepted Jesus and began a relationship with Him, this critical issue of settling our faith began with the work of the Holy Spirit and concluded by the continuing work of the Holy Spirit.  Now that the decision is made, it is absurd to think humanity with our ups and downs could alter that.  Feelings do not change the facts of our salvation.  Webster’s dictionary defines assurace as: security; safety; confidence; insurance; the state of being sure or certain.  Salvation is defined as: deliverance from the power and effects of evil (death & sin).


Here are some scriptures that assure us of our salvation:

John 5:24 -- “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”


John 10:27-30 -- “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”


Romans 10:9-11 -- “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and beleive in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved, for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.  For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever beleives in Him will not be disappointed.’”


1 John 5:11-13 -- “And the Witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.”

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