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Roger Campbell Ministries

SAVED AND SURE

I have a question for you; a question about a word you may not like.

My question is: "Are you saved?"

Some don't like the word "saved." I once overheard a woman tell a few friends they were never to use the word, "saved," when talking to her.

How strange that such a good word has fallen into disuse and even disrepute! If a man is drowning, he is glad to be saved. If a building is burning, the whole community rejoices over those who are saved. Why then this change of attitude about being saved from our sins? Maybe it's because sin is no longer considered serious. Yet the Bible says sin brings death and we are all sinners needing salvation: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23; 6:23).

How can sinners be saved and sure of heaven?

Many hope to be saved by their good works. They are ever measuring to see if their good deeds outweigh their bad ones. But, according to the Bible, good works cannot save. Apart from God's love and grace there would be no hope for anyone: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

God loves us in spite of our sins: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). This love was demonstrated at the cross where Jesus died for you and me, paying for our sins (Romans 5:8). But this is only part of the good news. Three days later He arose from the grave, as He had promised to do, guaranteeing He is the Savior.

This means you can come to Christ just as you are, a sinner. In turning from your sins to Him, trusting Him as your Savior, your Lord, you receive forgiveness of your sins and eternal life (Romans 10:9-10).

You may want to express your repentance and faith in Christ in a prayer something like this: "Lord Jesus, I come to You with repentant heart, receiving You as my Savior, my Lord. I place my faith in You. Come into my heart and save me."

If this prayer expresses what has happened in your heart, write to me at Roger Campbell Ministries, P.O. Box 301004, Waterford, Michigan 48330 (or e-mail me at rcministry@ameritech.net), telling me of your salvation. I'll send information to help you grow in the Christian life.


Roger Campbell

 

Roger Campbell Ministries
PO Box 301004 Waterford MI. 48330
248-623-6882    Email: rcministry@ameritech.net