ARE YOU SAVED?
Saved from what….sin….death….Judgment Day….hellfire…from the love of God….what are you saved from?
How many people are really saved vs how many people believe they are saved.
To answer that question, let’s look at the Bible
We find Red Letters that read;
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”
Note the words MANY leadeth to destruction and FEW leadeth unto life
Not everyone that says a sinners prayer is going to heaven;
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven”
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
Matthew 22:14 reads;
“For many are called, but few are chosen”
Luke 13:23-24 reads;
“And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them,
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able”
Note the word “seek” those people seeked to enter AND DID NOT MAKE IT
There are certain groups that believe all mankind will be saved, however 2 Thessalonians 3:2 reads;
“and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith”
This has been since the Old Testament as Paul writes;
“And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel1 be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved”
I cannot give you a number but I will use the words ‘few’ and ‘remnant’ will be saved.
Charles Spurgeon said that he doubts the salvation of 80% of his own congregation.
Leonard Ravenhill said that he doubts if 2% of the Christians in the USA are truly born again.
I will end with this question from 1 Peter 4:18;
“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”