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If you are concerned about your salvation, good. You should be. Jesus said many would say they did good works in His name, but He doesn’t know who they are. He also said the road to heaven was narrow. The wide road says heaven but it leads to hell. So, it only makes sense that you would be concerned about it.

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Matthew 7:22,23

Did you know the bible has ways you can test to see if you are in the faith? Read 1st, 2nd and 3rd John.

You have to believe the bible is accurate or else it can’t be used to test your faith, which in turn means you will never know if you are deceived or not.

Do you believe that God created the earth in 6 days?  Jesus did. Some bible translations have been pretty lax on the creation story. The KJV says: “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5

 The first day.

Compare that to the ASV version: “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”

One day can be understood quite differently than THE FIRST DAY. Another way to say it would be Day one. But not one day. That is way off in my opinion.

Another test: Do you think women should be allowed to teach in church? Paul didn’t. Paul was very clear on the position of women in church.

Do you bend what the bible says to match what you believe? Or do you change how you believe based on what the bible says? Do you pray for worldly things? James says that you shouldn’t.

“You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it [fn]on your pleasures.”

James 4:3

If you are so in love with the world that you never even considered asking for something that God would have you ask for, then you better inspect your faith in Him to make sure you are actually one of His sheep.

I ask you these things because these are the things that I have had to address in my faith this past year. It has been a healthy time spiritually and I have grown a lot. Maybe you are like me and need to work on your fundamentals.