Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Assurance of Salvation: Obedience

“No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.” 1 John 3:6

“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.” 1 John 3:9, 10

“We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.” 1 John 5:18

We know we are saved because we are no longer living in sin. If it looks like we are living in sin then there is no reason for others to know that we are Christians and we should come to the same conclusion.

“We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.” 1 John 2:3

Obedience is not the means of salvation; it is an evidence of our salvation.

Are you obedient?

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