Biblical Meaning of Salvation
The first thing the Devil is going to try out on you is to attempt to make you doubt your salvation. When Satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden, his first tactic was to cast doubt upon what God had said. Genesis 3:4
You do not have to guess you are saved. God has written it in His Word whereby you can know beyond any doubt that you are now a child of God. 1 John 5:13 says, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God, that ye may KNOW that ye have ETERNAL LIFE, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God”.
You have not received Christ on the basis of your feelings. You are not saved on the basis of feelings or good works. For it is “by grace are ye saved, through faith”. Our salvation is based entirely on God’s word. I know that I am saved because the Bible says so. Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt CONFESS with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou SHALT BE SAVED”.
The Bible told me I was a sinner. Romans 3:23 says, “ For all have sinned…”. The Bible tells me that God loves me and Jesus died for my sins. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” says John 3:16.
The Bible told me that if I would receive Jesus Christ into my heart as Lord and Saviour by faith, He would make me a child of God. John 1:12. Romans 10:13 says, “For WHOSOEVER SHALL call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.
As best as we knew, just like you, we believed what God said. We called upon the Lord, asking forgiveness, and asking Him to come into our hearts. We did all that He asked us to do in His word. We are sure He kept His promise. He saved us on the basis of His Word. If you have made such a committal to Christ, you need never doubt that you are saved forever. John 3:15.