Q&A – How Do I Know Whether I’ve Truly Been Saved?


    How do I know whether I’ve truly been saved?


    The answer to this question can be found in a single question: Why did you choose to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior?

    I won’t lie. I have seen people in church or at youth events raise their hands to receive Christ as their Savior simply because they thought they were supposed to, not because they really desired this in their hearts.

    The only way (that I know of, anyway) on how to be confident in our salvation is a two step process:

    1. We have to ask ourselves some hard questions. Why did I choose to accept the Lord? Was my heart in it? Do I really desire to have a relationship with God? Do I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead?
    2. We have to trust God’s word. Romans 10:9-10 – “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”

    If you aren’t sure that you have been saved, but in your heart you truly desire a relationship with God, simply pray. Tell God that you do believe that He sent His son Jesus to die for your sins and that He raised Jesus from the dead. Ask Jesus to come live in your heart and change you into the person He has always planned for you to be.

    For more on salvation and your Christian walk, check out “What is a Christian?” Part One and Part Two and keep your eyes open for an upcoming article titled: “How Do I Know I Will Go To Heaven?”.

    1 Timothy 2:3-4 – This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

    Written by Jenn Arman

    Jenn Arman
    Jenn Arman is a youth pastor, freelance writer and blogger. She was born in San Diego, California and raised 2 hours north east in the Inland Empire where she lives with her husband David and their cats. Jenn desires to bring glory to God and a healthy dose of reality to Christians through both writing and preaching. Visit for more on her work. You can also connect with her on and


    1. Christ’s death for us opened Heaven’s doors for us to come into His kingdom AFTER we’ve done everything He asks. Nobody can go directly to Heaven simply by saying or thinking they’re saved. You’re only saved if, in the end, you loved God with all your might and obeyed and fought for Him throughout your life.

    2. When I was younger, I went to a VBS and “got svaed” just because my friend was. I didn’t go to church often, so I didn’t even know what that meant! I said a little prayer, got a cool booklet, and never thought about it again. Fast forward to years later. My uncle got me involved in a youth group that belongs to my-now church home! After a few months of attending there, we went on a youth trip to FL. Thats when I decided to give my life to Christ (truly) for the first time, and my life has been changed ever since

    3. I know I am saved even though I have never been washed in baptismn because I know that Jesus is the Lord and Savior and my heart swells for him anytime I even think of him. When I pray I know he listens and I believe. Thank you Jesus I Love You More Than Anything.

      • well, i would talk to your minister about getting baptised. it feels good to know god and to have him as our savior, but being baptized is like devoting God to your life and i think it’s a great thing! get baptized when you think your ready!

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