Knowing the truths in the Bible related to what transpired at our salvation is the solid foundation for our Christian life. In a previous post, we discussed the truth of God’s forgiveness. Seeing the thoroughness of God’s forgiveness of our sins reassures us and gives us a way to go on.
In this post we’ll discuss God’s cleansing of our sins. God’s cleansing certainly applies to our experience after we’re saved, but we’ll focus here on the cleansing we received when we were saved.
Have you ever wondered whether God keeps a record of the sins you committed before you were saved? Have you ever been afraid those sins might still be a problem?
To counter these fears, we need to know God granted us a deep and thorough forgiveness of all our sins when we were saved. But how can we know that? We can know not by our feelings or thoughts but by God’s sure Word.
In another post we discussed what believers should do about the sins we commit after we’re saved. While the verses we use below apply to God’s forgiveness generally, here we’ll focus on God’s forgiveness of our sins at the time we were saved. Seeing God’s great forgiveness in His Word rescues us from all unsettling doubts.
You’re not alone if you’ve asked yourself this question. Many of us didn’t know what came next after we received the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior.
We surely greatly appreciate the tremendous steps God took to redeem us and to impart His eternal life into us so that we could be born again. But believing in Jesus Christ is just the beginning of our Christian life. So much more lies ahead! Let’s look at some things that follow our first believing in the Lord.
In another post we discussed one of the biggest questions a Christian may have: Can I lose my salvation? We saw the clear and definite assurance the Bible gives us that once we believe in Christ and receive Him as our Savior, we’re saved eternally. We can’t lose our salvation.
But here’s another question: Does it make any difference whether we know we can’t lose our salvation?
The answer is yes, and in this post we’ll talk about why.
In this post we’ll discuss a practice by God’s people seen throughout the entire Bible: the practice of calling on the name of the Lord. Let’s see what it is to call on the name of the Lord and how this practice can benefit us.
Calling on the name of the Lord means out loud
All Christians have at some point prayed to God. God hears these prayers, whether they’re silent, quiet, or loud. But the practice of calling, which is a form of praying, is definitely audible. In the Bible, the Hebrew word for call means to call out to, to cry unto, and the Greek word means to invoke a person, to call a person by name.
When the love of the Lord Jesus first touched us and we repented and confessed His name, a previously unknown joy filled our hearts. What a joy it was to be forgiven and born again! God wants us to continue to be joyful in His wonderful salvation for our whole life. And this isn’t only for a select few; it’s normal for all God’s children, as we see in 1 Peter 1:8: “You exult with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory.”
We can never lose our eternal salvation, but we have to admit that at times we lose the joy of our salvation. Let’s look at two reasons why that is, how we can recover our joy in the Lord, and what habits we can develop to have a joyful daily life.
Have you ever been troubled by questions like these: Can you lose your salvation? Can you be “unsaved” if you do something wrong or if you sin?
It’s extremely important for us believers to be clear about several fundamental matters. One of these is having the assurance that we’re saved once we believe in Christ. Another fundamental matter we must be clear about is the security of our salvation. Just how secure is our salvation? What safeguards it? Does its security depend on us? Can we lose our salvation?
Let’s get into five points that address the security of our salvation.
Although we believed in the Lord Jesus and received Him as our Savior, at times we may have wondered, “How do I know I’m saved?” Sometimes we feel we’re definitely saved; at other times, we’re not so sure. When we’re tossed back and forth between certainty and uncertainty, it’s difficult for us to progress in our Christian life.
But we don’t have to be unsure, since God provides three clear ways for us to have the full assurance of salvation. In this post we’ll discuss these ways.
The Lamb of God is a precious name referring to the Lord Jesus. Perhaps you’ve heard it before, or remember reading it in the Word. Many of us may have sung it in Christian songs and hymns to praise the Lord as the Lamb of God. To increase our appreciation of our Lord Jesus as the Lamb of God, let’s dive into the meaning and importance of this profound name of Christ in the Bible.
As Christians, we realize that Jesus shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins and that because of this we can receive Him and be saved from eternal perdition. But once we’re born again, what is our relationship with Christ’s blood? What does the blood of Christ mean to us right now, today, in our Christian lives?
Take a look at the short video below to find out three applications of the blood of Christ in our lives as believers.