|If you do not believe in God - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
If you do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him" (John 5:23).
If you do not believe the Bible record God has given of His Son - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His son" (I John 5:9-10).
If you do not believe the Bible is God's Word - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away. But the Word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto" (I Peter 1:23-25).
If you do not believe that Christ Jesus the Son of God died for your sins and rose again - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose the third day according to the Scriptures" (I Cor. 15: 3-4). "And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins" (I Cor. 15:17).
If you do not love the Lord Jesus Christ - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha" (at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ) (I Cor. 16:22).
If you are trusting in your own works of righteousness - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" (Titus 3:5).
If you are trusting in your wealth - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"They that trust their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can be any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him" (Psalm 49: 6-8).
If you do not love the people of God - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death" (I John 3:14).
If you have not the witness of the Holy Spirit within you - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" (Rom. 8:15-16).
If you say you believe on the Son of God but deny you have Eternal Life - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the son of God hath not live. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" (I John 5:12-13).
If you continually abide in a sinful life and enjoy practicing sin - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not" (I John 5:18).
If you are not constrained to live for God after you say you believe on Christ as Saviour - YOU ARE NOT SAVED.
"For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one dies for all, then were all dead. And that He died for all, that they which live should not hence forth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (II Corinthians 5:14-17).
Because the salvation of your soul is precious the writer earnestly pleads with you to consider the various verses from the Bible given in answer to the statements made as to how you may know you are, or are not saved.
Christ Jesus said, "Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). The only way to be saved is through faith in the Son of God Who died upon the cross as your substitute for your sins. "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).
- W.G. McCartney