Salvation, How To Know If You Are Saved!

(Ver 1.2)  Many people think that there are numerous different ways to go to heaven.  A lot of these methods to achieve favor with God involves your works.  If you can just get good enough, you will make it.  Several religions have a balance scale approach to heaven.  If the good deeds outweigh the bad or evil deeds, then you are told you can make.  Religion has always been man’s attempt to please a God that they do not know.  So men have made up rules and requirements that make them good in their own eyes and they think they will make it to heaven or paradise based upon their criteria or definition of  good and God.  God is so much smarter than you give him credit to be.  God knew that you in yourself would never be able to satisfy His definition of righteousness, therefore He only requires you to do three thing in order to be saved.  So you might have just noticed that you have to do something and that sounds like your works again, but these three steps for salvation are really totally different and opposite to external human works alone. 

If you are already a member of a church and have put your name on their membership role and think that saves you, you will be gravely disappointed.  If you have been baptized as a baby or as an adult and you think that saves you, you will be gravely disappointed also.  If you think that because your mother or father was a really good Christian and that saves you, you will be very disappointed some day.  If you think just going to church or temple somewhere saves you, that will be your demise someday.  If you think that God will do something someday to save you, then you simply do not know what God has already done by His eternal Grace to get you saved.  There are just too many wrong ways to get saved to mention them all on this page.

So now let’s discuss the only right way according to God’s Written Holy Word.  Earlier I said that God said you have to do 3 things to get saved and here they are:

Rom 10:9  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.

This Bible verse has 3 things listed that you need to do in order to be saved.  This is God’s plan of salvation and not man’s idea of going to heaven.   The first thing you do is one that is implied, you must hear about Jesus and who He is and what He has done.  That’s not too hard is it?   You see Jesus was God becoming a man and walking among us to pay the payment for our sins with His own blood.  You did not have to do anything but learn so far.  Now Jesus dying for your sins is not that extraordinary, because every man dies, so the death of Jesus was only the beginning of the story.  If you noticed in this verse in Romans 10:9 it says you have to believe that God raised Him from the dead and that is the key to your salvation.  Believing in a God and something that only He could do and nobody can do or say anything to you to prove it to you, is called faith.  God does not appear to you and prove His existence or Jesus doesn’t appear to you to prove His existence, you only have the words of those who have already done this before you and you have to believe!  Wow, you do not know how hard that is for many people and because they stumble at something so easy, many of them go to hell.  God then tells you the third thing that you must do, and this involves you speaking some words.  You must confess Jesus Christ to be your Lord.  After you hear about Jesus and what He has done for you and you choose to believe it, and you decide to confess Him as your Lord, you are now saved and on your way to heaven.  Pretty simple isn’t it?

Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Hear, believe and confess, the three simple steps to heaven and the Kingdom of God.   These are the three basic steps to obtaining God’s righteousness and many have already done this before you and are in heaven now to prove it.   If you choose to do this now, you will also be guaranteed entrance into heaven.  The Spirit of God will come inside of your spirit and dwell there after you confess Jesus as Lord.  The Spirit of God will bear witness with your spirit that you are now a child of the Most High.  You might feel different or you might not, but do not go by feelings either way.  This is God’s spiritual Law of Salvation and you are invited by Him to participate.   He has already come and shed His blood on the cross.  He has already been raised from the dead and gone back to heaven to make new mansions for you and I.

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Accept the free gift of God today before it is too late.  Now is the appointed time for you to receive what God has freely given to you.  God will bless you when you do this and you will never regret it as long as you live.

Say this Prayer:

Lord I believe in Jesus and that He died for my sins on the cross and was raised from the dead as it was written in your Holy Word.  I confess Jesus to be my Lord right now and thank you that I am saved by Your Grace!  Amen!

If you prayed that write a comment and tell me about it.  God Bless!

  1. When people call upon the name of the Lord and ask him to save them its retroactive. If you are sincere about it and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he died, rose from the dead and is sitting on the right side of the father than he will come into your heart.

    The bible says work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Well you can look at it this way if someone gives you a gift, are you gonna throw that gift away or give that gift to someone else. Now what if you already have that gift. You still wouldn’t throw it away would you? You would want to share that Gift I’m sure.
    Now the bible says by grace you are saved thru faith. Now God is our Salvation which is very plain.
    Jesus came to take away our sins, in other words he paid our sin debt thru his shed blood.
    we are to do his good works and preach the Kingdom of heaven.
    If you’ve asked God to forgive you of your sins and come into your heart than you know you have salvation. Should man question God about salvation.
    God is the only one that can give Salvation and why does he do that for the us its because he loves us. Remember he loved us before we loved him.
    Yet we still have to work out our salvation with fear and trembling….. Well if you have God in your heart and believe on his Son he will help you all the step of the way/ So if you put your Trust in the Lord than you shouldn’t have to worry about your salvation.

    Not this might be puzzling but remember, God works in mysterious ways. If he can make dry bonds live just think what he can do for you.

  2. Hi thank you very much for the spiritual guidance .
    I just prayed again and asked Jesus to forgive me.
    Even though I felt I was saved before, but sometimes I still think of sex/ lust stuff. That is why I prayed and confessed again and asked Jesus to forgive me.

  3. wow,I’m saved.thank you sir for making main things plain and plain things main.I’m a reader of your series.all is simplified ,understandable and my eyes are now open to the reality that is going on in the bible and in my life.this is my heartfelt appreciation.surely God has made you a blessing over my life.thank you and may the powerful hand of the Lord guide you all your journey through!

  4. Thank you. I am follower of Jesus. :)

  5. Whats up with this 1 verse theology cult with their Acts 2:38?? Denying 1st John 5:7 1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. Matthew 28:19 holds the correct baptismal formula spoken by the Creator himself. There are other books in the bible besides Acts. Speaking in tounges is not given to everyone. (1Co_12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? )

    • I do not feel like people who do not know all of the truth are necessarily in a cult. If this is all it takes to qualify for a cult then we are all in a cult because none of us knows 100% of the truth. people need to walk in love towards each other and extend mercy continuing to preach the truth they know in love to help others come to a greater knowledge of God’s precious gift of Grace. God Bless.

  6. Hearing, believing and confessing are all part of the whole. Acts 2:38 is missing

    • You must be one of those legalistic type of Christians. I think you should consider the thief on the cross who neither repented to Jesus verbally nor was baptized yet Jesus said he would be with him in paradise a saved man. Please do not explain away what all of the Bible says. Thank you for you comment. — Agapegeek

  7. Thank you for this! I know that Jesus is the only way of salvation and he is my Lord and I am thankful I am saved!!!

  8. I got saved when i met a Fundamental Baptist visited my house. God knocks..let us open the door and be saved.

  9. Thank you agape…continue helping others to know the truth..thank you again.cant wait to see Jesus.

  10. Bryan of march 10, 2012. I hope you know now the importance of the baptism of the Holy Ghost than of the water baptism. Thank you agapegeek….God bless

  11. Christine Roque Galla

    Yehey!!! i am saved!!

  12. Bless you agape for your truth in Gods word!!

  13. good studies. good posts. good questions. press on toward the goal. P.T.L !!!

  14. Praise God!!! :D
    Indeed we are not saved by works or baptism but through putting our faith in Jesus Christ , when we repent.That is we choose to hate the things we once loved and now love the things we once hate. We are born again. We are not saved by any other means even religion. For religion is man’s effort to reach God meanwhile salvation is God’s effort to reach us. That’s why it’s a FREE gift of God. Yes! It is all for the glory of God and He longed for us and rejoiced for us when we come to Him with our hearts surrendered in His will :D You are a blessing agapegeek! God bless you !!! I do hope to contact you :D In God’s time …

  15. a good thing about the holy bible is,the bible can’t save you from sin.the bible how ever if read or even hear can lead to the thinking of ones personal need for our lord and Savior Jesus chirst.the true glory of jesus can be read in matthew 17:1-11

  16. Look how many people you are making Happy AgapeGeek ! nice blog (christmas 2012)

  17. thank you and bless you!

  18. Hi Agapegeek, can you let me know where can I contact you. I have some questions about sensitive matters. Hope that you can help me on it. Thanks a lot in advance and GODBLESS…

  19. thank you so much for all of your helpful information. I feel like a brand new person. you, agapegeek, are truly a blessing from God :)

  20. What about the people in parts of the world that never hear about Christ and his sacrifice on the cross? They have no control over where they are born, so they could go their entire lives having no idea about God, or Jesus, or what it takes to achieve salvation. They would have no opportunity to accept or reject salvation because they never knew it existed. How do we explain that problem?

  21. Let’s not forget about the thief on the cross that asked to be remembered. He was not baptized, and Jesus told him that he would be in paradise with Him! Another example of no physical baptism…..can Bryan explain that one away?

    • Thanks for making that point. That was some very good insight that you shared with everyone. The man that was hnnging with Jesus on the cross was certainly a picture of N.T. salvation with only spiritual repentance, heart felt belief and confession of Jesus as Lord. This man hanging there with Jesus satisfied each of these in what he said to Jesus. Jesus then said to him that he would be with him that day in paradise proving that he was saved then and there at that moment without being baptized in water. Thank you!

  22. That is a very interesting misinterpretation of the scripture. People, who judge other’s salvation by their external actions, ignore the fact that God is a Spirit and that He looks at their hearts first and foremost. When the prophet Samuel in 1 Sam 16:7 went to the house of Jesse to anoint the next king of Israel, God told him specifically not to look on the outward appearance of any man, because God looked only on his heart to determine who the king would be. Are you better than Samuel and wiser than God? Why then do you ignore God and still look at the outside external actions of men to determine who can be saved? The N.T. specifically commands us to not look upon outward external things because these are only temporary but rather to focus upon what is eternal and internal (2 Cor 4:18). Thanks for reading my salvation message, but I reject your opinion completely based upon the fact that you are not God and the Word of God teaches us many things that are contrary to what you just said. I believe that you will be completely surprised to find who made it to heaven when it comes to that time. No one is saved because they fulfilled your requirements. I know people that have asked Jesus to save them on their death beds in the hospital minutes before they died and according to you because they were unable to be water baptized they went to hell. That is a crazy narrow minded way of thinking. I pray that you do not put such works based philosophies upon the people that you know, because as soon as people move from being saved by faith and grace alone to add being saved by their works, then you have negated the N.T. truth of God. God Bless you to see the truth someday. Also understand that I do not debate the scriptures with anyone. Therefore, please don’t respond to my comment thinking I do not know your scriptures that you based your blief upon. I know them, have read them and studied them and the Spirit of God taught me to understand what they mean. He will do the same for you if you ask Him to.

  23. When one reads “saved by faith” in Eph. 2:8, it is talking about an obedient faith. You can’t just believe (faith) and be saved. In fact, James 2:24 says, “You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” You see many people believe that “faith only” is the required process to be saved, and as you mentioned all those “[false] ways to get saved” in paragraph two, “[faith only] will be your demise someday”. Mark 16:16 states, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” This is like an equation to me, for instance, I want to go to New York from Alabama. I have to buy a ticket (believe), board the plane (baptism), to go to New York (Heaven). If I buy the ticket, but don’t board the plane, I can’t get to New York. And if all I do is believe, then as the second part of this verse states, I will be condemned. Now I know you want to follow the Lord and go to Heaven, then truly believe what Jesus says. He said to be baptized! Many people turn to John 3:16 and then believe they are saved. They completely take all other scriptures and cut them out of the Bible. If the Lord said believe in one scripture, then said be baptized in another, wouldn’t you want to follow both scriptures? Not just because it’s the Bible, but because Jesus said it! Romans 10:9 says, “if you confess…and believe….you will be saved!” Mark 16:16 states, “if you believe and is baptized you will be saved!” Why accept one scripture, but not the other? Also, John 5:24 reads, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” If we can be saved without baptism in Mark 16:16, then can we be saved without believing in John 5:24?
    IF NOT, WHY NOT? Look to Acts 16:31-35 for an example of obedient faith, “31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. 34 Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.” He heard the word, then believed, then was baptized. He rejoiced having believed in God. When he believed, he was baptized. In fact, all examples in the Bible of people believing ended up with them being baptized to be saved:

    The Jews on Pentecost (Acts 2)
    The Samaritans; Simon; The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8)
    Saul (Acts 9; 22; 26)
    Cornelius (Acts 10)
    Lydia; The Jailor (Acts 16)
    Some Athenians (Acts 17)
    The Corinthians (Acts 18)
    The Ephesians (Acts 19)
    There are more of course…

    Jesus isn’t a liar, but many people believe He is when they don’t take that obedient step in their salvation. Jesus said to be baptized. Peter said in 1 Peter 3:21 that, “baptism now saves us…” Peter isn’t a liar either. Please sir don’t be like the many who will call on the name of the Lord, but only to find out that the Lord never knew them (Matthew 7:21-23)! Don’t let this be you demise someday!

    • I understand your natural reasoning, but I still do not agree with your interpretations. The primary reason for the disagreement is the existence of more than one type of baptism in the Bible. I can only assume that you are defining Baptism to be the external physical practice of being covered by water. Is that what you are saying is required for your salvation? If it is then there are a lot of people in hell today simply for not doing that. I know of a man who on his death bed gave his life to the Lord Jesus believing upon God raising Him from the dead and according to your logic he was not saved because he died before anyone could take him and put him under the water. That is clearly not Biblical nor does it display the nature or the character of a loving God. You see according to your logic no one could be saved from the Old Testament saints. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would be in hell today, because water baptism did not exist in their day. David would be in hell today; Moses would be in hell today and on and on could go. None of these men were ever baptized with water.

      5 Times in the book of Acts water baptism is referred to as John’s baptism. These verses are Acts 1:22, 10:37, 13:24, 18:25, and 19:3-4. These are all clear witnesses to the fact that John’s baptism is different than any other type of baptism. In other words God does not need to qualify the noun baptism with the adjective of John’s if there are no other types of baptism in existence. Let’s analyze what John himself said about his water baptism:

      Luk 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

      John clearly points us to another type of baptism not of water being separate and distinct from his. John even called this baptism greater or more important than his. Whatever John was doing with water was designed to point us and to teach us about a new coming greater baptism that only Jesus could give to us. John said this baptism would come directly from the Holy Ghost and it would be like fire. Therefore, even John deemphasized his water baptism as being insignificant and said the baptism that Jesus would give to us would be much more important. Let’s examine the words of Jesus to see His take on the subject of baptism:

      Act 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

      You can see Jesus contrasting two types of baptism in this single statement. One was John’s baptism of water which was the external past and one was the Holy Spirit’s baptism which was the internal future. Now, tell me which one is more important for us to be saved? I’ll take the later and ignore the historical if that is OK with you. If that is not OK, with you that is not my problem! You see I know I’m saved, because the Holy Spirit that is in me tells me I am. I learned personally that the internal Holy Spirit’s baptism was so much greater than anything that I could do in the external physical realm of water. Thanks for your comments, but I still know that I’m saved.

      • I witness regularly of the Gospel of Christ. One objection I’ve been able, for the most part, to get “around” is the question of “Why Hell?”. They sometimes ask, “Okay, if people reject the salvation of the Lord, they will not be able to abide in His presence because sin cannot abide in the presence of a Holy God. But if Hell was created for the Devil and his angels, why do people go there? Why do they just cease to exist or something? Why eternal torment in Hell?”

        How should one answer this question in such a way as to not just get “around” it they way that I have? Is there a Biblical explanation that says why people go to a Hell that was not prepared for them in the first place?

  24. very nice but i have a question lets say your parents are both from another religion like muslims and when you were born you beleaved in muslim religion alot and as a non-christian person you wouldnt beleave easily because your whole idea of god and other religious things is based on the muslim religion after the death of that person where does he go i mean reading” Why Do People Go To Hell? Using the Bible to Answer the Hard Questions” it said that your not going to hell or heaven by your goods and sins so what is he suppose to do what if that person was a good person does he just go to hell because his whole family tree is based on muslim religion to be honest i have no idea what are you going to answer but i hope there is somthing for all of those people out there that needs saving.
    thank you.

  25. I started reading your blogs and I can’t wait until I can continue. I keep my Bible at hand and often check your references. I have read my Bible daily for forty seven years. How could I have missed so much? I am just a sick old woman, buut I’m learning so much you’ve added an excitement to my life. Thank you and God bless you.

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