I know in my heart I'm saved. I can't convince my brain to agree with my heart. Once we're saved, God forgives and forgets. Why can't I?

J.C
Newnan, GA

We know that all those who have trusted Christ to forgive them of their sins and give them eternal life are saved. Faith in Jesus Christ is what saves us. Although we may sin, we know that we can still have forgiveness. Christ died that we might know and have assurance of eternal life with Him. Revelation 3:5 is a verse of tremendous joy because we realize that it means we who have trusted Jesus Christ will be confessed before our Father. We will not be blotted out of the book but we will enjoy a precious place in it because we know the Lord. I John 4:15 tells us: "whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God." As long as we are in God and He in us, then we are forever and eternally saved. If God has said that He will forgive you, you should not doubt because God does not lie. If He makes a promise to you, you can count on it to be true for He has said He will never fail you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

We also have the precious promise of the Word that "whosoever will may come." Jesus said in John 6, verse 37: "all that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:44 says that "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." These are all precious promises from God's Word that we have our eternal Father with us. John 1:12 says that we are now children of God. We know that the Father will often chastise us for our disobedience to Him. This is a testimony that we are His children. Please read Hebrews chapter 12, verses 5-8. These will show you that our chastisement is from our Father who is in Heaven.

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