Tag Archives: Questioning Your Salvation

Questioning Your Salvation?: The Reason We Have Hope

Alright, this is the final post of this series, and if you haven’t read the last post yet, it may be helpful before you keep reading this one.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This is probably one of the most well known “coffee cup” verses, as Matt Chandler calls them. It gives us confidence, hope, and security in our salvation. At the very least, it gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. But for this verse to really have any meaning, any weight to it, we have to look at the bigger picture.
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Questioning Your Salvation?: Salvation is a Work of God

This series has been a bit interesting, more so than the others I’ve done. Primarily because it has forced me to put down concepts and beliefs on paper, make sure it’s coherent, and pushed me to do my best to communicate them in a way that is both Biblically faithful and relatively easily understood. In this post, we pick up from the previous post and discuss how we become right with God when we are spiritually dead and incapable of responding to or seeking Him out.

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Questioning Your Salvation?: Rest in the Cross

I came across this video on The Gospel Coalition blog today, and it fits well with where we are in the “Questioning Your Salvation?” series. We’ve already talked about how many Christians believe they are saved simple because they said a prayer, which I believe to be the case because of a misunderstanding of our sin nature. Then we discussed the real, Biblical effects of sin.

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9/11 Reflections

Where were you when the world stopped turning? This is the question that Trevin Wax asked his readers on his blog. Trevin also asked some of the leading pastors about their thoughts on ministry in a Post-9/11 World. Tim Keller did an excellent job addressing the issues of suffering, hope, and God’s sovereignty over 9/11 for The Gospel Coalition. Crossway had a series of posts based on R.C. Sproul’s book When Worlds Collide: Where is God?, asking Was 9/11 A Senseless Tragedy?, discussing this tragic event’s effect on Moral Relativism, and how 9/11 Shows the Value of Human Life. And Russell Moore does an absolutely outstanding job discussing The Gospel at Ground Zero for Christianity Today.

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Questioning Your Salvation?: The Effects of Sin

In the previous post in the series, we said that much of the confusion about whether or not a person is “saved” once they confess Christ comes from a problem rooted in the misunderstanding of man’s nature in relation to sin, moral ability, and the guilt of sin. In this blog, we’ll look at what happened at The Fall, when Adam and Eve sinned, and how that affects the rest of man throughout Scripture.

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