Do you have doubts about your salvation?

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Do you have doubts about your salvation? Is there an uneasy feeling in your soul, a doubt in your heart, an uncertainty in your conscience? If so, you are not perfectly clear as to your acceptance by God.

Now, in order to have peace about your salvation, you must turn from your feelings to the cross. At the cross you will learn the lesson of what God has done through the Lord Jesus to put away your sins. He is satisfied with His work; He wants you to be satisfied as well.

God has made three statements about the work of His Son on the cross. If you believe them, they will remove all your doubts.

First, “When He [the Son of God] had by Himself purged our sins, [He] sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).

The purging—the removal of the guilt—of our sins was for God’s glory. It was a work of God to create the worlds; it was just as truly a work of God to purge our sins. He did the work: It is done, finished, complete. Why doubt or question it? You may fear and tremble, but why? God in Christ did the work, not you. He satisfied Himself that it was done properly. Now the Son of God, the mighty One who, in love, bore the punishment for our sins on the cross and there removed our guilt from before the face of God, has gone to heaven to sit at the right hand of God in the place of honor. God is satisfied. Are you?

Second, “The worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins” (Hebrews 10:2).

Now, through faith in the testimony of God, every believer—young or old, weak or strong—is “once purged.” His guilt is once and forever removed through the work of the cross. But once the guilt before God is removed—purged—then the believer is not conscious any more of sins—the internal consciousness of the guilt is removed as well. This is an act within just as the purging was an act without. Both have present and eternal value, never to be repeated.

Before salvation you had and were conscious of unforgiven sins standing between you and God. Your sins purged once by Christ and your conscience purged once by faith are enough! God’s eye on the blood for your security and His Word in your heart for confidence are lessons of priceless value with which to begin your Christian life.

Being “once purged” and having “no more conscience of sins” are enough to dispel every doubt and set the most troubled heart at perfect rest.

Third, “By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14). The one glorious sacrifice of Christ is of infinite value to God. It righteously enables Him to bring even the weakest believer into His presence as PERFECTED FOREVER. God says you are perfected forever, not because of the amount of your faith or service or walk, but simply and absolutely because of the infinite value to Him of the one offering of Christ for your sins. It is “by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified,” and every believer is sanctified—set apart for God.

Being perfected does not mean that the believer will live a sinless life. God dealt once and forever with sin and the guilt of the sinner through the sacrifice of His Son at the cross. Now, in all the worth of that one sacrifice, God can view every believer “perfected forever”—perfected for His presence—made fit to stand before His throne in peace.

These three passages form a rock on which to rest your soul and conscience and on which you will be safe from every wave of unbelief. Grip God’s Word; get anchored on the rock of imperishable Scripture; all then will be well.

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