Saturday, February 11, 2012

Evidence Of Saving Faith

   There is a certain man I know whom I have had the privilege to speak to concerning faith in Jesus Christ on numerous occasions.  Every time our conversation turns to spiritual matters of the heart and soul, this man quickly affirms to me that he is saved.  To make sure he and I are on the same page when we speak of being saved, I have been careful to articulate the necessity of confession and repentance of sin as well as faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  He assures me he understands and that he is saved.  You might be thinking at this point, why do I keep asking him if he is saved?  Why do I continue in my effort to clarify for him what it means to be saved?  The answer, there is no discernible evidence in his life that he has a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.  I see this man’s life and there is no visible evidence of any conviction over sin, holiness, or testimony for the name of Jesus.  Let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about this man and the many like him that profess Jesus, but have no evidence in their lives that they are truly saved.