Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 2, 2014

Am I Saved?

Many Christians struggle with the question, “Am I really saved?”  Have I really demonstrated sufficient faith?  And what about the works question?  Many struggle because of doubts about the unforgivable sin:

“And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.”  Luke 12:10

What if I’ve blasphemed the Holy Spirit?!?

Yet think on some of the Heros of the bible.  King David was an adulterer and a murderer, yet he will be resurrected to a position of supreme honor as the Prince of Israel, with a huge parcel of land set aside for he and his household specifically mentioned in Ezekiel 45.  Evidently, murder and adultery isn’t blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.  Think about St. Paul.  He was also a murderer, yet he is one of the greatest Christians of all time.  Yet we fear that because of our timid faith we’ve blasphemed the Holy Spirit?

We fear because we don’t want to be abandoned.  Yet think of Jesus.  Not only was he abandoned by all friends and family, he was abandoned by God himself!!  It doesn’t get any worse than that.  And he didn’t do anything wrong!  Yet God only abandoned him for three days.  God will rescue us from the grave as well.  Think of Job.  He was severely tested by Satan himself, yet he knew that his redeemer lives.

Since we fear abandonment, and because we’re fuzzy on what exactly constitutes blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, we worry.  But God is not vague in his requirements.  When the test does come, it will be very, very clear what the rules are.  Consider Adam & Eve.  They were not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  That was it.  Very specific.  No guesswork.  It will be the same for us in our second life.  Jesus’ sacrifice guarantees our resurrection.  After that, the test of faith that leads to eternal life will be very clear and simple.

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