You Can Know You Are Saved

Adrian Rogers
Adrian Rogers

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You Can Be Sure

By Adrian Rogers

BIBLE TEXT: Romans 8:28-31 

 

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Many Christians struggle with doubting their salvation.  But God intends for those who are saved to have assurance of their salvation; a know-so salvation.
    2. There are five foundational facts upon which our faith rests.
      1. Romans 8:28-31
  1. YOU CAN BE SURE OF GOD’S FOREKNOWLEDGE OF YOUR SALVATION.
    1. God is omniscient, and He knew you were going to be saved before you ever got saved.
    2. The elect are those who receive Jesus as Lord.
      1. 1 Peter 1:2
      2. John 6:37
      3. The doctrine of election can only be viewed accurately and appropriately from Heaven’s viewpoint; we get confused when we try to understand election from our earthly viewpoint.
    3. Your election is based upon God’s foreknowledge.
      1. To foreknow does not mean “to cause”.
      2. God knows everything that is going to happen; God knew from all eternity who would choose Him and who would not.
  1. YOU CAN BE SURE OF YOUR PREDESTINATION TO BE LIKE JESUS.  (Romans 8:29)
    1. God does NOT predestine some people to Heaven and others to Hell.  God desires that all should be saved.
      1. 1 Timothy 2:3-6
      2. 2 Peter 3:9
      3. 2 Corinthians 5:13-15
    2. God gives us a will; we can choose to either accept Jesus or reject Him.
      1. Matthew 23:37
    3. When God saves someone, He predestines that person to be like the Lord Jesus.  This is an evidence of eternal security.
      1. 1 John 3:2
      2. Predestination is the act of an omnipotent God who says it’s going to be done; what has been settled in Heaven cannot be annulled by Hell or humanity.
  1. YOU CAN BE SURE OF YOUR CALLING TO SALVATION.  (Romans 8:29-30)
    1. God calls people to salvation through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
      1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
    2. This call can be accepted or refused.
    3. Revelation 22:17
    4. Scripture says that we can resist God’s call to salvation.
      1. Acts 7:51
      2. Matthew 23:37
      3. Proverbs 1:22-23
    5. C.S. Lewis said that there are two categories of persons those who are like Satan and those who are like Jesus.
      1. Satan in essence said to God, “Not Thy will, but my will be done.”
        1. Isaiah 14:13-14
      2. Jesus said, “Not My will, but Thine be done.”
        1. Luke 22:42
  1. YOU CAN BE SURE OF YOUR SETTLED JUSTIFICATION IF YOU RECEIVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.  (Romans 8:30)
    1. Justification is an act of God, whereby He declares those who have received Jesus Christ righteous. This does not mean that they have earned righteousness; it means that righteousness has been given to them, apart from anything that they have done to deserve it, but because they have trusted in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
      1. Romans 4:5
    2. The only way to be justified is through the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
      1. Romans 5:9
      2. Romans 3:24
      3. Romans 4:6-8
      4. Romans 5:1
      5. Psalm 32:2
      6. Romans 8:33
    3. This does not mean that we have license to sin.
      1. Hebrews 12:6
  1. YOU CAN BE SURE OF YOUR ETERNAL GLORIFICATION.  (Romans 8:30)
    1. Remember that God is in eternity, not bound by time.
    2. God saw you as a lost sinner; He saw you under conviction; He saw you receiving Christ; He saw you in your sanctification; and in the heart and mind of God, He sees you already in Heaven.

Author: Editor

An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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