A unique individual visited our church recently. Clearly he a depth to him that comes from experiencing much in life. He looked a bit beat up around the edges, but moving ahead day by day. I asked him if he had accepted Jesus as his Savior, if he was a Christian. His answer is something I have been thinking about since. It was simple yet profound. He simply said, “God says I am.”
That’s great, isn’t it! That’s what really matters, what God says, not what we say. We have nothing to boast about in ourselves, and the more we grow in Him the less reason we find why He should love and accept us. But if God says we are His then we are and for us to doubt it, deny it, question it or overanalyze it.
Am I a Christian? God says I am, because I truly do believe in His son. And if God says so that settles it for all eternity.
Are you a Christian? If God says so you are, if He doesn’t you aren’t. You can know NOW what He says about you, you don’t have to wait until you die and stand before Him. Here’s what He says: (February 29, 2016 Doylestown, PA)
Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Do you sometimes doubt or questions your salvation? Does the enemy put questions in your mind about God’s love for and acceptance of you? Read the verses above again. They are true. God doesn’t lie. If you believe that Jesus is God’s Son come to earth to pay for your sins on the cross then God says you are one of His children – for all eternity!