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The Date Of Your Salvation

Hi, this has been bothering me for some time now - I know I have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life - I just don't have an exact date. Alot of Christians I have met know the exact date, place etc - is this a bad thing to not know? God's blessings to you!! laura

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Sometimes, Satan does not want us to remember the date. I was saved as a child at the age of 5. I understood the concept of sin and salvation at that young age, and prayed for salvation. Later, in my teen years, I attended a hell fire and brimstone fundamentalist church. Every Sunday I would pray a silent prayer of salvation to be sure I was saved entirely out of fear. Finally, I realized that what I needed to do was start walking reading the word etc..I was sure of my salvation and never doubted it again. But which date was the real date? I will never remember. Also, I see it more as a process than an instantaneous point of time kind of thing. Many people gradually build their faith to the point of it becoming life changing.
---obewan on 7/9/08

Well said Phil...
---Holly4jc on 7/9/08

I wasnt looking at a clock. I was with God.
It was timeless.
---duane on 7/9/08

I don't remember the exact date, but it was sometime in the month of November, 1993. I was on my bedroom floor, crying hysterically with nowhere to turn and no one to turn to. I was about to be evicted and only had $.06 in my pocket. I had lost everything (financially) car, my business, I had already sold all my valuables for cash and was very suicidal. So...I cried out...Jesus...if you are real, help me! (this was not easy for me to do because I was Jewish, just saying the name of Jesus was very hard for me...but when you're desperate, you'll try anything!) the Bible says, He heard my cry and He answered and He helped me! :-) And He has not left me all these years, He's been right here at my side, no matter what.
---Holly4jc on 7/8/08

Amen Lisa, now that is a Christian attitude! It matters today! :-)
---Todd1 on 7/8/08

Since God chose who and who would not be saved prior to the creation of the world, about the only thing any person can actually claim is a date that they came to the realization that God had given them his irrespirable grace and adopted them into his divine family. Remember God starts the transaction not us. Someone has to want to adopt you. Some are chosen some are not and there is there is no earthly action and individual can take to change ones status as the decision was made by God a long time ago.
---Phil_the_Elder on 7/8/08

Imagine there is someone who you hear about (like someon in jail or a POW or a famous athlete etc etc), and then write letters to, and go out with, and then don't see for years, but never forget, and then you meet again, and then you date regularly, perhaps you are separated by circumstances again, then perhaps you get engaged, and even then have serious arguments. Then you marry. It is a process. Those who say they were saved on a certain date, it really means nothing. What matters is the relationship and how long it lasts. Is it a permanent committment, or just a fling? Was it foreordained or was it just an accident and a mistake? Loving Jesus is the fate for those who are chosen from the foundation. Dates do not matter.
---frances008 on 7/8/08

Do not worry Laura ! you are not the only one . I do not remember the date and time I accepted Jesus. But I know The Lord Loves me more than I lovng the Lord and I keep following him. When we meet our Lord at the rapture then we can ask him for this date .Praise the Lord. Joy
---Joy on 7/8/08

Lady. You are working yourself up into a lather for no earthly reason. As long as you know you have been born again and Jesus is the Lord of your life. This is all that is needed and is necessary. Why do we bring such torment upon ourselves?
---Robyn on 4/28/08

Today is the day of salvation.

Someone who was saved a year ago, can make a decision today to turn their back on God.
It's today that matters.
---lisa on 4/28/08

Easter 1974!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/23/08

I always had a relationship with God, but I got really serious and invited Jesus into my heart TO STAY in Aug. 1975. Praise His name He is always with me!
---NVBarbara on 3/20/08

I know the year, month, and place, but not the day, which has bothered me. I cannot say anymore than this or for you. Sorry!
---catherine on 3/20/08

How can anyone forget the date of the greatest thing in their life time experience? I was saved on May 25, 1988 on a Saturday night, 9:00 PM at the Cathedral of Praise here in Oklahoma City. WHAT A NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!
---Greely on 3/20/08

March 20, 1994, after being a Sunday Christian for years. Not everybody remembers the exact date, but they know the exact circumstances.
---Susie on 3/19/08

Wow! It does not matter the date. As long as you know you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior. I received Jesus as a child but don't remember the time,date nothing. It can be a bit frustrating not to know for sure. I backslid for a few yrs and had to rededicate my life to the Lord. I did keep up with that date. It makes me feel somewhat better knowing. But I still don't think it matters.At least don't let it worry you, just thank God you are saved.
---Robyn on 3/19/08

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It is not a bad thing. I don't know my exact date either.
---Trish9863 on 3/18/08

details. Some know the exact minute because they just looked at a clock right before Christ came into their life and saved them. You may not know the exact details, but you should know approximately when you were saved, about how old you were, perhaps what place you were at and what season of the year. Pray to Jesus, and ask him for details on the day you were saved, if you are seeking that, and he will bring things to your remembrance.
---Eloy on 3/18/08

Salvation is a process, not an event you need to find a date for. Rest easy and enjoy the journey!
---John1944 on 3/18/08

No, this is not a bad thing as long as you know at this very moment that Jesus is your own personal Lord and Savior who died with your name on His lips and rose from the dead then you are eternally His! God Bless!
---Court7646 on 3/18/08

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And ones who know the date have also fallen away, Laura. There is a lot of posturing about "knowing" . . . knowing when you were saved, knowing verses to prove you can't lose your salvation. Yet, ones lose their souls' peace and rest by not actually submitting to God in His love having Heaven's own pleasantness satisfying them to love all people, and always relate lovingly "without complaining and disputing" (in Philippians 2:4). What matters is you had a real date with Jesus (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/18/08

Why is it bothering you?

If you know Jesus is your Lord, and you know you are walking in your faith convinced of God's closeness through the Holy Spirit there should be no issue.

On the other hand January 29 2002 11:28PM is a moment in my life I'll never forget, but this date means nothing if I don't walk in his Spirit and do what he commands, if there's no change in my heart.

Do you really have what counts?
---pharisee on 3/18/08

Most people remember the date of their salvation because it was a day that the crushing conviction of God's Spirit turned to affirmation.

Me- I was HORRIBLE, couldn't listen to my conscience if it screamed at me, but God brought me to that hour, and I later found that people were praying for me for 5 years leading to that event.

If you weren't piling up dark deeds up to that day it may not seem so monumental, a boulder being cast in the ocean makes a much bigger splash than a pebble.
---pharisee on 3/18/08

The date of when you were born again doesn't matter. What matters is that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are born again. I know that I was born again on a Friday, and where, but I don't know the exact date and time.
---Rebecca_D on 3/18/08

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I can tell you that it was watching christian tv. It was my dad who led me as a kid in the prayer of salvation. I cannot put a date on it. I struggle with this. Yet, time after time, God has put a "witness" in others that I am His Son. Confront this fear, in the name of Jesus, and let God Testify that your His Child.
---Paul on 3/18/08

I don't know the exact date either. I was raised Catholic and they believe in Jesus so I have always believed in Jesus but I stopped going to Church because I didn't like Catholicism. It wasn't until later as an adult that I went back to Church and was saved. I remember where it was and who was with me and how truly wonderful I felt but I don't remember a date. The date isn't as important as what happened. I was saved. That is what matters most.
---mary on 3/17/08

If you're certain of your salvation, this would not be an issue.
If you're unsure, make it right today.
Today is the day of salvation.

If you are certain, worrying about the exact date is works.
It not the date that saved you but your commitment to Jesus Christ.
---Cindy on 3/17/08

Do you believe in Once Saved Always Saved or in Eternal Security?

The reason I ask, I have found those who believe in those doctrines, cannot remember the exact date or time of their salvation.
---Cindy on 3/17/08

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I do remember the date and place of my SALVATION which was many, many, many years ago, and I celebrate.

The most important thing for a person to know and remember is that they are SAVED.

If you can't remeber the day you were SAVED, celebrate it each and everyday.
---Rob on 3/17/08

Maybe not important, (maybe is?) but you should be checking yourself for the things that are important.

I had a friend with a "this car climbed Mount Washington" bumper sticker on his car and I asked him about it, he explained that he bought the car as is at a used dealer.

It's not having some sticker that counts, are you climbing the mountain God has brought you to, or are you walking in your faith THIS HOUR. Do you pray, and if so with the conviction of the closeness of God?
---pharisee on 3/17/08

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