How do I know if I am saved?

Writer: 
Ville Auvinen
Translator: 
Mikaela Römer

Assurance of salvation cannot be based on any of man’s works or feelings, because they are always imperfect and subject to change. Security can only be based on God’s work and promises.

Firstly, the Bible says that God loved the world and made a reconciliation with us in the crucifixion of Christ. Therefore, Jesus died for you too.

Secondly, if you have been baptized, you have been connected to the saving work of Christ. You have thus personally acquired part of the salvation that belongs to all the world.

Thirdly, the Bible teaches that whoever believes and is baptized is saved.

The important part of faith is not its strentgh, but its target: Christ and the promises of God. When we, weak people, turn to Jesus and ask help from Him, this is called faith. Jesus forgives our sins, beacause the Bible promises: ”whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”. Also faith itself is a gift from God. Faith is not man’s own ability or work. Therefore, if you have been baptized and turn to Jesus to ask for forgiveness for your sins and pray for salvation, you are on the road to heaven.

Participating to the Holy Communion and listening the promises connected to it, your faith gets stronger.

Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
(John 6:54,56 ESV)