Category 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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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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Questioning Your Salvation?: Addressing the Misconceptions

In addressing these misconceptions as part of the Questioning Your Salvation series, I feel that I must first say that I do not think, in any way, that these misconceptions came about due to malice toward the church or God, or that there was any other negative intent when these ideas were formed and communicated. Rather, I believe that they are the result of men and women who loved God, loved Scripture, and wanted to see people come to know Christ. However, I do still believe that whatever the original intent, or original school of thought, these misconceptions are contrary to the whole of Scripture, and need to be addressed to enable Christians to have a more complete view of Scripture, and of God’s love, righteousness, grace, and mercy.

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