How can I be certain that I am saved?

God wants us to be certain that our sins are forgiven. He wants us to be in the right relationship with Him. This is possible because Jesus died for us on the cross (Ephesians 1:7; Isaiah 53:5-6). The Bible says: "These things have I written ... that you may know that you have eternal life" (1 John 5:13).

 If you haven't trusted Jesus fully, you can do so now. We wrote a prayer at the end of this letter which you can pray. Come just as you are!

 The Lord promises you in John 6:37: "I will never turn away anyone who comes to me." He shall forgive all your sins if you trust Him, Him alone (Acts 10:43).

 If you still doubt, even if you gave yourself to him, do the following:

 1. Trust the promises of the Lord, do not trust your feelings. God promises, "if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (our wrongdoing)" (1 John 1:9). You must believe Him and accept this promise. It is only one of His many promises such as John 1:12; John 3:16 and others. We must not try to feel saved, we are saved because Jesus says so. Ponder over these promises and believe them. If you gave your heart to the Lord, don't believe Satan when he says the Lord did not accept you. Read what John 8:44 says about the devil.

 2. Tell other people that you are now living a new life. Tell them that the Lord saved you and that you are on a new road now. Read Romans 10:9 with great care. A secret disciple of Jesus is a weak disciple.

 3. Remember that it is the task of the Holy Spirit to tell us that we really are God's children; that you are a real believer (underline the following verses in your Bible: Romans 8:15-16; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22).

 Say with Paul the words of 2 Timothy 1:12. (Read it aloud from your Bible).

 If you still need help, please write again.

 If you gave yourself to Jesus

 Fill in this form, print it out and place it in your Bible:

 Lord Jesus, I, __________________________ give myself to you today with all my sins and weaknesses. Come into my heart and purify it with Your blood. Let Your Holy Spirit stay in my heart and help me to be Your child forever! I thank you (I say so, believing Revelation 3:20) that you entered my heart this day _________________________ (date).

 From now on I am on a new road, Your road. I want to live for you, for you only!