Can I be sure?

If, with a sincere heart, you took the four steps described in the answer to the question, “can I know God personally?”, then you can be sure about your new life with God.

  1. You accepted the fact that God loves you personally and wants His very best for you.

  2. You admitted to God that you need His help about your sin problem, that you could not fix this problem yourself.

  3. You accepted Christ's punishment and death on the cross on your behalf.

  4. You believed that Jesus rose again from the dead and invited Him into your life to take charge. You invited Him in by praying sincerely along the lines suggested.

God has made you several key promises as a new believer:

“But to all who believed [Jesus] and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with physical rebirth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God” (John 1:12-13).

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved….Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:9, 13).

Jesus’ early follower John wrote a letter to assure believers of their salvation, of their relationship with God. He told them this: “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life” (1 John 5:12-13).

Finally, Jesus said, “For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life” (John 6:40a).

Therefore, you can be certain that God’s promises are sure, and that you are God’s child and friend.

As a new believer, would you like to know what to do next? See “what should I do as a new friend of God?

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