Q.

What should people like me do who have asked Jesus to be our Savior and yet continue to doubt our salvation?

A.
You need to go on a purposeful, lavish diet of Bible reading and study. Romans 10:17 reads, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Many Christians have doubts because they are not faithful in the intake of Scripture, letting it permeate their minds and letting it firmly grip them. We need to rest in promises such as those found in Acts 16:3 1 and Romans 10:13. Our minds need constant reinforcement; just reading or hearing these promises once is not enough. We also must trust in the fact that God cannot lie to us (Titus 1:2).

Neither can we depend on our feelings. They fluctuate and are therefore unreliable. We must go by facts, not feelings.

Do you have feedback or a Bible question to submit? Send to nolson@garbc.org or mail to Norman A. Olson in care of the Baptist Bulletin, 1300 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173-4806.

Reprinted from the Baptist Bulletin (March 2006).
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