Am I saved?

CATHOLIC INTERPRETATION OF SALVATION from Catholic Answers:

1. I am already saved:

“For we are saved by hope…” (Rom 8:24), “Even when were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace we are saved)… for by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift from God, not of works lest any man should boast” (Eph 2: 5,8,9).

2. But also I’m being saved:

“Who shall also confirm unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corin 1:8), “For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved and in them that perish” (2 Corin 2:15), “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye has always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Phil 2:12).

3. And I have the hope that I will be saved:

“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Rom 5:9-10). ” If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.” (1 Corin 3:12-15).

Like Paul, I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling (Phil 2:12), with hopeful confidence in the promises of Christ (Rom 5:2, 2 Tim 2:11-13). Even Paul did not claim an infallible assurance: “I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me” (1 Corin 4:4).

Jesus declared: “Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord” shall enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt 7:21).

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