Centuries ago, the Egyptians knew that the human heart had to be weighed. Even though they were pagan, they knew
Zuben el Genubi “the price deficient” (the heart)
Zuben el Shemali “the price which covers” (the cross)
Zuben Akrabi “the price of the conflict”
Jer 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?”
Matt 15:18 “But the-(things) proceeding-out out-of the mouth (are)-coming-out out-of the heart, and-these-(things) (are-defiling the MAN,
Vs 19 For out-of the heart is-coming-out evil deliberations, murders, adulteries, prostitutions, thieveries, false-witnessings, blasphemies.
PS 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.”
Eccl 10:2 “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.”
Let’s put your heart to a test and see what you believe and if you are saved.
Rom 3:1 “What therefore the advantage of-the Jew or what the profit of-the circumcision? Vs.2 Much according-to every manner. For first on-the-on-hand because they-were-trusted (with) the oracles of-the God.”
Not one word of scripture has been given by God to any but Jews. Do you believe that? In one stroke, that shows Mormonism and Islamism to be wrong.
And if you do not believe scripture you have no promise of eternal life.
Gen 1:27 “And God created man in his own image…male and female created he them.
Jesus speaking in Mark 10:6 “But from beginning of–creation the God made them male and female.”
A person who knowingly accepts and believes the lie of evolution does NOT believe scripture and is NOT “saved”.
Gen 7:19 “….and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth….and every man:”
If you do not believe in a universal flood, you do NOT believe in scripture and you are NOT “saved”.
JESUS IS JEHOVAH (GOD)
Matt 12:8 “For the son of-the MAN is Jehovah also of-the Sabbath.
Mark 1:3 “Voice of-one-shouting in the wilderness, YOU-prepare the way of-Jehovah, YOU-be-making direct his paths.
Luke 2:11 “That (a) Savior was-brought-forth for-YOU today, in (the) city of-David, who is Messiah Jehovah.
I Cor 12:3 “On-this-account I-am-making-known to-YOU that not-one speaking in (the) Spirit of-God is-saying: Anathema Jesus, and not-one is-being-able to-say: Jehovah Jesus unless in (the) Holy Spirit.”
Phil 2:11 “And every tongue might-acknowledge that Jesus Messiah (is) Jehovah with-reference-to glory of-God (the) Father.”
Jesus is Jehovah the son, the creator. If your heart recognizes, even a little, who Jesus is you would not likely refer to him “as the man upstairs”, and you would not use blasphemous statements such as “Give Jesus a hand” or “clap for Jesus”. How many times have you done that in your church? Jesus IS Jehovah God and should be revered.
If you do not believe that Jesus IS God, then you are not “saved”.
Matt 1:23 “Behold, the virgin will-have in womb, and she-will-bring-forth (a) son, and they-will-call his name Emmanuel, which is being-translated, the God with us.”
If you do not believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, then you are not “saved”.
I Cor 6:9,10 “Or, are YOU not knowing-absolutely that unjust (ones) will not inherit (the) Kingdom of-God? You-be not being-led astray; neither male-prostitutes nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites nor homosexual-males. Vs.10 Nor thieves nor covetous (ones) not drunkards, not revilers, not seizers will-inherit (the) Kingdom of-God.”
Verse 11 clearly states if you were among these listed you can be saved. But if you are still doing these things, then you are not saved. You cannot have a homosexual preacher! Well, you can have one, just know that he is NOT saved!
And if you believe that a homosexual, a prostitute, someone who worships idols, someone who is an adulterer, a thief, covetous, an alcoholic, a reviler…….if you believe that they are saved, then you do NOT believe scripture and you are NOT saved!
GOD LOVES EVERYONE:
PS 5:5-6, PS 11:5-6, 1John 2:15-16, John 3:36, Heb 12:5
All of these verses point to the WRATH of God. It is ever so clear that God does NOT love everyone. It is extremely clear that the ones disobeying the Son of God will have the wrath of God on them. And be sure to read these verses in the consistent translation, not in some mixed up translation that will lead you to believe it’s something other than what’s really written in scripture. Paul warned of this in Acts 20:29-30.
If you believe that God (Jesus) loves everyone, then you do not believe scripture and you are not saved.
We can divide Biblical truth into groups in order to determine where a person stands and to determine if he is a member of the body of Christ:
Group 1 – very clear
A. Believes in evolution or
B. Does not believe in a universal flood or
C. Does not believe in the virgin birth of Jesus or
D. Does not believe in the resurrection of Jesus
He is a “false-brother”, he is not saved, he is not a member of the “body” and you should have no fellowship with him/her.
Group II – more difficult to determine (disbelief might be due to ignorance)
A. All scripture entrusted to the Jews
B. Jesus is Jehovah the son, the creator together with the Father
C. Persons practicing sin; idolaters, adulterers, homosexual-males, etc. are not “saved” (but can be). They will not inherit the kingdom of God
D. God does NOT love everyone.
If you believe these premises, you are saved. If you did not know this is what scripture teaches, you do now and if you continue to have your disbelief, then you do not believe scripture and are not “saved”.
Group III – very clear
A. Millennium – Matt 5:5, Matt 6:9, Matt 12:32, Matt 17:10-11, Matt 19:27-28, Matt 24:30-31, Acts 1:6-7, Acts 2:29-31, Acts 3:20-21
If you believe scripture, then you believe there will be a millenniun
B. Amillennalist: does not believe in a millennium, does not believe in scripture. Is not saved.
Weigh your own heart. Weigh it against scripture. If you truly believe in Jesus and accept him as the Messiah, how can you not believe what all of scripture states? And yes, you may have a pastor who is leading you down some path of disbelief or alternative belief, but you can choose the fork in the road and decide to create your own path by studying what was actually written and how translations have changed the original text. But most of scripture is extremely clear – it’s just that we listen to someone else’s ideas about it rather than studying to find out what the truth is.
Matt 15:18-19 – whatever comes out of your mouth is coming out of your heart.
I think it’s really clear how to tell if you are saved or not….and it’s equally clear how to tell if your friends and family are saved.
My Sunday School teacher was wrong. You can’t just “say” that you are “saved” and it will happen.
You MUST study scripture to know what it takes to be saved. You must believe that scripture is the Word of God. Your heart must know it so that the words will come out of your mouth! That’s what it takes to be “saved”.