What is our answer to the many confused persons who keep asking, “How can we know that we have come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ?” First, we stand together on the basic truth that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. A second fact is that men and women are saved by faith in Christ alone, without works and without our merit. However, the fact that Christ came to save sinners is not enough; that fact in itself cannot save us. Now in our day, the issues of believing faith and the gift of eternal life are clouded and confused by an “easy acceptance” that has been fatal to millions who may have stopped short in matters of faith and obedience. Faith is believing and receiving as in Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved;” and in John 1:12: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe in his name.”
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
Faith is believing and receiving.
Lord, I am so thankful that You chose in Your own wonderful way to save me, and I pray that the choice I made to serve You will be evident to those I would hope to win for You.