Knowing You Are Saved

Knowing whether you believe the right Gospel or not,
that is, the only one that saves anyone, requires
that you ask yourself how you know that
you are righteous for salvation.

The wrong answer is any of these:

my repentance
my surrender
my commitment
my baptism
my church attendance
my taking the sacrament
my giving to the church
my giving to the poor
my forgiving others
my good works
my service
my love
my sincerity
my sacrifice
my endurance

The right answer is this:

Jesus rather than us is our righteousness for salvation.
He is God, the Son of God,
and he came into the world as our Righteous Substitute,
and he lived a perfect life for us,
and he died on the cross for us and rose again,
and on the cross, he paid for our sins as though his,
so that we could have eternal life
as though his righteousness were ours:
The moment Jesus gives us faith to trust him
rather than ourselves
to be our righteousness for salvation,
he gives us eternal life.

(John 14:6; Romans 1:16-17; 3:22-26; 4:2-11; 5:18-21;
1 Corinthians 1:30-31; 15:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:20-21;
Galatians 2:16-21; Ephesians 2:4-10; Philippians 3:7-9)

The things listed above at the beginning
should definitely be done, but must
never be trusted in at all for salvation
because all trust must be on Christ alone.


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