Why I know I’m saved !

Why I know I’m saved !
There are those in My area,Southeast Tn., that say if one doesn’t belong to their “church”they cannot be a christian.They lay out their 5 step plan on how one becomes a christian,and say if it is not followed exactly,a person cannot be saved.The Bible does not give a 5 step plan to salvation.This so called plan has been invented in the minds of those individuals, to make them seem smarter than the average person.
Friends, I am not about tearing down the Church,I just want to warn those who have fallen into this religious trap.I am concerned about the souls of those who have been deceived.I do not want them to miss the mark of making Heaven their home.If they follow the teachings of the “church of christ”that is exactly what is going to happen.
So let’s see what the Bible has to say about the salvation that Jesus Himself gave His life in order that We may have eternal life.
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.John 3:16.The words of Jesus say We must believe that He is the Son of God,and He gave His life,that We, may have eternal life.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.John3:3-7.
In the above verses Jesus is telling a Pharisee,named Nicodemus that One must be born again,or as we say today saved.He says one must be born of the flesh,and of the spirit also.By the way verse 6 isn’t talking about water baptism but the natural birth.
Nicodemus didn’t understand so Jesus laid out to Him this way.One must be born of water”natural birth”,and then by the spirit,in order to see the Kingdom of God.
Lets move on.So how does one become a christian Biblically ?
First one must realize He or She is sinner.That They need to be forgiven of their sins(all sins)in order to have eternal life.There is only one way to be saved and the Bible is very clear how this is done.
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.Eph.2:8.9
It is by the grace of Almighty God,His unearned love toward man,by faith that He will save us from hell.It is our faith or belief in Jesus that transforms us from that old sinner,we once were,to a Child of the Almighty God.
In Romans 10 We hear Paul tell the people how to be saved
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.
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 scripture 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.
We must confess Jesus Christ,and believe in our heart that God the Father raised His only Son from the dead,and We will then be saved.
Some say that is easy believing,but isn’t that what are told to do?To confess and believe.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.?There is no 5 step plan here,merely confession and belief. How much clearer than the word be ?
All I ask is, if You have fallen for the 5 step plan of the church of Christ,consider these words,before You “step” into a hole You cannot get out of.
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.Romans 10.
This is how I know I am saved.I confessed,and believed.

If saved one must follow the teachings of the Bible,for example conducting Your life now that You are a Christian.It isn’t always easy being a Christian,but We must strive to be what Christ want’s us to be.

Certainly I have turned from the sinful life that I once lived,yet I am not perfect and do make mistakes.  by Sammy Smith