Faith and Many Assurances

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One of the questions a believer is frequently asked is “How do you know what you believe is right?”

Other similar questions which are asked almost as much are “Why do you believe what you believe? Don’t you have any doubts? Aren’t you afraid you might be wrong?”

Many times has this writer been asked, “How do you know what you believe is true?”

The answer is always the same.

“Many infallible proofs.”

Very few press any deeper, although very occasionally, someone’s curiosity will be piqued.

“What kind of ‘infallible proofs?’

There a number of them, some when this writer became a Christian and some in the time before when he was still a heathen.

Someone who was present for two of the–what can only be called miraculous–happenings said this  when the topic would arise.

“There are  LOT of things which happen which have no explanation. I think we have to just say that about these two events and let it go at that.”
Many Infallible Proofs

Another answer which generally appears to satisfy curious non-believers is“I’ve been given MANY reassurances.”

Of course, further questioning about EXACTLY WHAT are those reassurances might be usually ensues.

Which almost always leads to a give-and-take of the following sort:

“It would not do any good to tell you of the many reassurances I’ve received: you would not believe.”

I might.” (or “I would too.”)

“No, you wouldn’t.  For a couple reasons.  1- If you believed, you’d be a believer–and you are not. 2- You don’t have the same experiences as me, so how could my reassurances be the same as what you would classify as “reassurance”? 3- The reassurances I’ve received via my experiences cannot translate to you because you do not have those experiences or those assurances.”

What might seem strange to the non-believer is that the believer receives many of his reassurances AFTER he had become a believer, not before.

That’s probably why they call it “faith“?

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
–Hebrews 11:6

IS the reader one of the many who is “waiting for a sign” before committing his life?

DOES the reader ever worry that such a sign might come too late to save him?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 21, 2019.]

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