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SALVATION QUESTION 127
How do I know my faith is strong enough to save me? I am afraid it is too little and too weak.
Many are deceived into thinking they have to have more, or stronger faith in order to be saved. It is not your (the) faith that saves, it is Christ. If you step out on ice one foot thick it is not your faith that olds you up, but the ice. If you put the same faith in ice one quarter of an inch thick, you will get wet. It doesn't take much faith to be saved, but it does take all that you have. Place all of it, in Christ and His saving power. It is a mistake to believe it is your faith in Christ, it is in Christ, who is the object of your faith.
Many people believe in Christ, but they really do not trust Him entirely as their Saviour and Lord. They think that a mental assent to the facts of the gospel is faith in Christ. There must be a belief in the facts, there must be a total dependence on Him to save you. It has to be 100%. Ask yourself, "Do I have any hope at all apart from Christ and His sacrificial death for my sins?" If you think anything else is necessary, you are not totally depending on Christ. "Depending on Christ," this is what it meant in the Bible by, "believing with the heart." "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." Acts 8:37. You will note, it was with ALL THE HEART. Again, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9-10.
Dear Reader, put all your faith in the Person and work of Christ and that is enough.
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated July 2009, by Shelly Allen