Are You Saved?

Are You Saved?

Are you saved? It’s a question Christians often ask. But if you’re unfamiliar with Christianity it may seem strange to you. Saved from what? Here are three Bible teachings that explain its meaning and why the answer is important.

Are you saved? The Bible teaches sin is the main problem.

Let’s start with a fundamental question. Is humanity basically good or evil? The answer is debated. Some people are kind and generous. Others mean and vindictive. But no one is good or bad all the time. Our behavior changes based on circumstances, desires, relationships, and emotions. And they all fluctuate every day. So, in reality, everyone is both in different times and situations.

The Bible says this is because of sin.

Are you saved? The Bible teaches we all sin and it separates us from God

Sin is moral behavior that disobeys God’s law. And we are all guilty of it. The most familiar sins are the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20. But both the Old and New Testaments discuss other forms of sin too. And it includes both our actions and our thoughts.

Everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (ESV, Matthew 5:28)

Furthermore, sin has a penalty, which is eternal separation from God.

For the wages of sin is death. (ESV, Romans 6:23)

So, we all sin, which carries the penalty of eternal death, And it’s why we need salvation. But how?

Are you saved? The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is Savior to the world

Jesus Christ is God’s provision. And scripture calls him the Son of God. In other words, God in human flesh. Jesus lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sins, and rose from the grave three days later. What we call Easter. Why is this significant? Because Jesus paid the penalty for our sin and conquered death. So, we can conquer it too.

Therefore, you are saved by confessing your sins, asking Jesus for forgiveness, and receiving him as Savior and Lord.

Eternal life is not a matter of whether your good deeds outweigh all the bad. But if you believe in and trust Jesus for salvation. And it takes us back to the first question.

Are you saved?

Chip Tudor is an author, blogger and professional writer. He publishes books, humorous Christian drama, and thought provoking blogs from a Biblical worldview.