This just in from our global tribe of 1.1 Million online followers: “I have been a Christian for 11 years but wonder why I constantly doubt my salvation.”
Every Christian on the planet has at least wondered about the depth of their salvation, if not whether they were really saved by God in the first place. It happens. But when that thought pops up, we need to immediately call it a LIE and proclaim God’s TRUTH.
For me, I do that by RACING to 2 Timothy 2:11-13 for a powerful reminder of God’s love for me. It renews my responsibility to trust him and his TRUTH. And there is no doubt about that truth from the very first line—verse 11: “Here is a trustworthy statement.”
There are FOUR PILLARS in 2 Timothy 2:11-13: 1) If we died with him; we will also live with him; 2) If we endure, we will also reign with him; 3) If we disown him, he will also disown us; and 4) If we are faithless, he remains faithful…”
ONE: If we died with him; we will also live with him.
This is affirmation that our life with Christ will happen. When we trust Christ as our Savior and allow our old self to die with him, we will surely live in the presence of Jesus.
TWO: If we endure, we will also reign with him.
Enduring the challenges of life produces a reward–REIGNING with Jesus Christ. This is not the impossible-to-achieve sinless life. It is a life of CONSISTENT FAITHFULNESS.
THREE: If we disown him, he will also disown us.
This happens when people deny Christ and his free gift of salvation. Those who “deny Christ” through faithlessness will be denied the reward of “reigning with Him.”
FOUR: If we are faithless, He remains faithful…
Believers who fall away from Jesus do not lose God’s faithfulness to them. When Christians waver in their faith, there is always time on the game clock to turn back—in full faithfulness—to God.
I ask God to strengthen me to reject the lie that makes me question my salvation and to prompt me when that happens to immediately proclaim HIS TRUTH.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What will you do the next time you doubt your salvation?
“Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him; we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we disown him, he will also disown us; and if we are faithless, he remains faithful…” 2 Timothy 2:11-13