“He who has the Son has life; he does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:12)
I had the joy of being at the ‘Galilean Bible Camp Banquet’ last night with a number of precious folks. Some that I’ve known for years, and some for just a short time. A conversation took place at our table, about our salvation experience. I mentioned that I’ve heard it said that if you can not name the time or place you were saved, you’re not saved. Have you ever heard that? There is just one thing wrong with it – it’s not in the Bible. The Bible never tells you to look back to past experiences for proof of your salvation. It doesn’t say, “He who believed has eternal life” it says “He who believes…”
It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in the past. If you aren’t believing in Jesus today, you aren’t saved. And if you are believing in Jesus today, you did believe in Jesus in the past. It’s impossible to believe in Him presently, without having believed in Him in the past. Indeed, there was a time and a place. But if you aren’t believing in Jesus now, whatever you call the time and place , there is something wrong with it. The big question is: are you believing Jesus now? If you have the time and place, wonderful. But if you don’t, that doesn’t mean you aren’t saved. If you are trusting Him right now, you’re saved.
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In His grip,