Salvation, or being saved, is the most important element of the Christian faith. Without salvation, there is no assurance of heaven and no payment for sins. Thankfully, salvation is a concept easy enough for even a young child to understand. However, just because something is simple to grasp with regard to head knowledge doesn’t always make it sink in when it comes a person’s innermost being or their feelings. Therefore, a person can be saved and on their way to heaven, yet not feel saved. A recent video by Bible Flock Box explored this common problem among believers and offered a few solutions on what to do to remedy the issue.
In the video, salvation is described as a matter of faith, not a matter of feeling. This is very true. For a person to base their entire faith on how they feel is not a great idea, because feelings are anything but constant or reliable. They change with the wind. What is constant and reliable though is Jesus’ sacrifice for sins and the promises of God in His word. It is within this word that believers find assurance of their salvation even when their feelings are causing them to doubt.
1 John 5:11-13 “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever, does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
The scripture above says it all. When a person’s feelings are causing them doubt, they simply have to go back to the Word of God, remind themselves of His promises and stop relying on their feelings to guide them as this will only cause them further heartache.