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In times of spiritual questioning, rely on an unchangeable God

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By Jess Thompson

Do you ever question your own salvation?  I know I do.  My own personal sin and rebellion against God often haunts me.  I think doubting one’s own salvation borders on sin itself if it applies to a Christian. I think every Christian experiences this in the Christian growth process.  
In the book “Returning to Holiness” by Gregory Frizzell, he states, “You can make no spiritual progress until you’re absolutely certain of your relationship to Christ
“If you have any doubt about whether you are saved, be assured that God wants to give you absolute certainty.”  
Let’s look at a passage of scripture regarding this.  Romans 8:16-1: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.   Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
So, the Bible tells us that the spirit testifies or exchanges with our own spirit. That’s a powerful thought and comfort indeed.  Romans 12:2, “ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
So, if we renew our mind through the Holy Spirit, and live a life separate from the ways of this world, our salvation is secure.  
These are some important principles that need to be understood.
Perhaps in times I feel lost, it’s because I am conforming to this world.
Makes sense doesn’t it?
I am overwhelmed with awe at the love of our God for you and me.  How powerful is the fact that the price has already been paid for the sinner like you and me.

Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg and faith columnist for The Anderson News. Reach him at jessinlawrenceburg@gmail.com.