How Can Christians Know for Sure That They Are Saved??
Reader, how can Christians know for sure that they are saved? Matthew 7:21-23 is one of the most alarming passages in the Bible. It warns that not everyone who claims Jesus as their Lord is sincerely saved. This means that many think they know Christ, but will come to find out that they never truly knew Him in a saving way. I can vividly remember reading this passage many times in the past and being shaken to the core. The false-conversion idea is echoed in the Parable of the Sower of Mark 4:1-20.
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church said our guarantee lies only in God. When it comes to assurance of salvation, Warren explained on his website that Christians need only look at the story of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and the conversation He had with one of the criminals hanging next to Him on the cross.
Do you agree?