If, however, instead of reading the Bible in sync with Gods heart, we read it while letting ourselves be dominated by a condemning conscience or by fear that Jesus is not able to save completely those who come to God through him, we will repeatedly get it wrong.Sadly, feeling sure of Gods forgiving nature is particularly difficult for some people suffering psychological afflictions such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (free-floating anxiety can be misinterpreted as being unable to be freed from guilt), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (which can cause a condemning conscience and/or uncontrollable, blasphemous thoughts), major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or delusional disorder.
We know that Gods forgiveness his ability to be committed to justice and yet overlook sin that deserves to be punished is possible only because the Holy Son of God was sent to earth on a divine mission to bear the sins of the world.
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We can persevere in our efforts to overcome sin because we know that He is faithful to His promises.
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There are those who believe it is wrong to believe we can't lose our salvation as it then gives us the right to live any kind of a sinful lifestyle we want and still expect to go to Heaven. But scripture makes it clear that this is the way it is. A Christian can turn from God and back to a life of sin. What they will miss then is the joy of a close personal relationship with God.
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When we were saved, not only did we receive something (eternal life), but we became something. We became children of God. A human father may be able to take back a gift he has given to his child, but he can never take back the human life that he gave. Although the child may misbehave, the child is still the father's. In the same way we are God's children. Even though we have weaknesses, and may require His discipline, our faults cannot change the fact that we are His children. God disciplines those that He loves. He is also a God who is faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our faults and sins to Him. The life that we received from our second birth is eternal life, a life that through God will last forever. Once we are born again, we can never be "un-born".
If so, what you need to do is clear.
The scriptures clearly teach that it is possible to know whether you are saved or unsaved. The assurance of the believer is not based on feeling, (though the Christian may "feel" saved), but on the principles of God's Word. We can know we are saved because Christ is in our hearts (Col. 1:27; 1 John 5:12), because of the witness of the Word of God (1 John 5:10-11), because of answered prayer (John 14:14; 1 John 5:14-15), because of our understanding of the Scriptures (1 John 5:20), because we keep His commandments (2 Cor. 5:17; 1 John 5:18), because we love the brethren (1 John 3:14), and because we have the inner witness of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:16). Paul claimed to have this inner confidence and was fully persuaded concerning the keeping power of God in salvation (2 Tim 1:12).
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30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me this night; for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."
33 Peter declared to him, "Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away." 34 Jesus said to him, "Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times." 35 Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you." And so said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go yonder and pray." 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me." 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed,
"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt."
40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done." 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."