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Do You Doubt Your Salvation

If you doubt your salvation does that mean that you are not truly saved?

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 ---Cynthia on 9/5/07
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I'm just saying that many of us, and yes, that includes Christians who love the Lord, have mental illnesses and brain disorders' we just have to draw closer to God but He loves us and understands us, I believe. If one has cancer, he is not scolded, but if one has a brain condition, he is, see what I'm saying?
---Mary on 9/26/07

Cynthia, II Corinthians 10:5.
---Eloy on 9/26/07

Immediately after being saved the devil will come and tell you that your not good enough. And then a Christian will come along and tell you the same thing bc being a baby in Christ makes a new creation in God subject to the judgments of others. It is Christ that does the saving and He that finishes the work. He is NOT dependent on your feelings.
Most baby Christians waver back and forth wondering about there place with the Lord.

Fortunately, He is faithful even when we are faithless.
---Andrea on 9/25/07

Eloy, very excellant example and Godly insight. God bless you! Satan will try to make you doubt that you are a child of God, but this is when we should submit all thoughts such as this to Christ for obedience. Cannot remember where this verse is. Can anyone help me out? Thank you!
---Cynthia on 9/25/07

Does the one saved from drowning doubt that they were saved? Not at all. And why not? Because the one that was drowning is no longer drowning, but instead is alive indeed upon the solid ground. And so it is with those whom are truly saved, we know that we are built upon the solid Rock of truth and not on any sinking sand. Please Read- Hebrews 10:35-39+ I John 3:13-21.
---Eloy on 9/25/07

The saved KNOW that we are saved, because we have Christ's nature rather then a Christless nature. You can know us by the fruits that we bear, whether or not we are of the truth, for each one of us whom are born-again will bear witness of him, and he bears witness of us.
---Eloy on 9/25/07

I agree with you both Chris and RitaH, in that Chris you said do not rely on your feelings and emotions, and RitaH your point about an unsaved person or a person trusting in their works to get tham in Heaven, you are absolutely right, why would they doubt their salvation? Very excellant spiritual insights from many of you.
---Cynthia on 9/25/07

If anyone reading this has doubts about their salvation I invite them to contact me
mima3783 at penpals. Please give me a telephone number and a time to call you. This call will result in you receiving proof from the word God that you are saved.
---Mima on 9/25/07

No. Faith not feelings. You are probably putting faith in how you feel and not totally in Christ. Your moods and feelings will change from one day to the next. What Christ has done for us on the cross is forever. Put no confidence in your feelings, but know that you are saved if you believe the Gospel--read 1 Corinthians 15:2-5.
---Chris on 9/25/07

I believe that this can depend. What kind of mood are you in? Now if you have remembrance of you conversion, the Holy Spirit convicting you of sin, then you are saved. Satan is always at work trying to through confusion at God's people. Doubt and unbelief is a very big on Satan's list of taunts. Do not listen to him.
---catherine on 9/24/07

Never have I doubted. In order to doubt salvation one usually has done something they knew was wrong. People may become lax in doing Christian things they know to do and dabble too much in the worldly ones which could cause them to doubt. Keep close to Jesus,read His Word,Pray,Praise and stay out of worldly things and you will have no reason to doubt. He that knoweth to do right and doeth it not,to him it is sin. If we keep the light of Jesus burning bright within us there's no room for darkness.
---Darlene_1 on 9/6/07

With this statement,"If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself" 2 Timothy 2:13 --- Matthew from LA pins the tail on the donkey. To understand the verse is truly a gift from God for it nails down eternal security completely.
---Mima on 9/5/07

Are you obedient, looking forward to Jesus' return, etc.?
---Bill on 9/5/07
Bill - although I understand what your saying - I know that I didn't know I was saved until I couldn't pry myself out of sin. Knowing my own unworthiness led me to understand just how worthy He is.

and yes I get doubts - I pray God heal my unbelief - treat unbelief as a sin or illness - not acceptable.
---Andrea on 9/5/07

I doubted many times & God rescued me, what I did not do is doubt my faith in him, if you do give up on him & turn your back then you're not truly saved, but everyone has bumps in the road time 2 time.
---candice on 9/5/07

God bless you Mima--sooo true! :)
---Mary on 9/5/07

No. The Bible teaches that even when we are not faithful He is faithful. Satan loves to put doubt in the minds of believers. Seek after God with all of your might and He will draw close to you. Make yourself read the Bible,study,pray,thank God/worship. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Read.I am praying for you.:)
---jody_martin on 9/5/07

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I would say that people who are not saved never doubt their salvation because they don't understand what salvation is all about. Religious people who believe their good works will save them never fear that they will not go to be with God because they are busy working their way to Him. Those who doubt their salvation are the saved who, now and again, are tormented by Satan to doubt but this is usually temporary.
---RitaH on 9/5/07

The answer lies in these passage.

2 TImothy 2

12If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

13If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

It's not talking about not believing in Christ, but disbelieving in general. In your salavtion,promises of God etc. Doubt won't cut you off from God, but denying Him will, whether it be through your actions,words or your heart.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/5/07

Note that on the night he was betrayed, Jesus spent the entire night in the garden praying that God would spare him of his fate.

If Jesus could have doubts, how can we be expected never to have any?
---Mark on 9/5/07

2 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) says, "Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith, test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you unless, of course, you fail the test?" One question to ask yourself is are you growing in holiness? 1 John gives several ways to test yourself. Are you obedient, looking forward to Jesus' return, etc.?
---Bill on 9/5/07

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While reviewing this question the following thought kept returning to my mind. We are certain that John the Baptist recognized the Lord Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Yet in one of his dark depressed moments he sent others to ask Jesus if he was the one. Few are the lifes that the clouds of doubt do not attack.
---Mima on 9/5/07

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