Are You Saved?
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Many Christian churches teach that once one has a "salvation experience", a one-time event, you are saved and assured of Heaven. Generally, "getting saved" involves declaring you believe Christ died for your sins and/or telling other people about it. It varies by denomination, however.

Catholics believe that we are saved by grace, and that our soul must be in a state of grace in order to enter into Heaven.
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life - Rev. 21:27

Because we have free will, we can always say "no" to God.

We HAVE BEEN saved by grace:
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. 2 Tim 1:9

We ARE BEING saved
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God - 1 Cor 1:18

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)- Ephesians 2:5

We WILL BE saved:
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved - Matt 10:22

We HOPE to be saved:
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? - Romans 8:24

That is, if we endure to the end with a living faith.

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