Christian Experience: Am I Really Saved?

In Misery and Confusion, I Believed in the Lord Jesus

After my graduation, I found a job and worked for two years. During this period of time, my father and younger brother died off, leaving my mother and me to share our life together. During the two years, I spent my days in tears, and couldn’t express the pain in my heart. In order to support my family, I came to the USA to work. At the beginning, I worked in a restaurant and could only get a limited income. In order to save rent, I lived in the basement of the restaurant. Over time, this led to me having dampness in my body, and the dampness was heavy, as a result I developed edema throughout my body, and often felt very tired. In fact, my heart was even more tired. For I didn’t have my father to rely on, much less did I want my mother to worry about me — all I could do was silently endure the misery and loneliness by myself. At that time, I doubted about the meaning of life, thinking, “I work like a robot every day, just for eating and dressing. What do I live for?”

A Puzzlement That I Couldn’t Solve

Then, I went to the church to have meetings again. However, I found that the more I listened to the sermons, the more questions that I couldn’t understand. And what puzzled me most was the pastors’ saying, “‘For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation’ (Romans 10:10). As long as we believe in the Lord, then once saved, we are saved forever.” I thought: Can it be that believing in God is really so simple? Can we be saved as long as we believe? If so, why did the Bible record about the foolish virgins eliminated by the Lord? Every time these questions came to my mind, I would feel perplexed. Later, I gradually found many people hadn’t come to the meetings, and that more and more people had dozed off or played with their cellphones during the meetings. I also lived in the state of committing sins in the daytime and confessing them at night. Seeing these phenomena, I felt more puzzled: Can people like us who often fall into sins, really be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven as long as we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth, and be forgiven of all our sins by prayer? If this is true, can’t all the people who have accepted the gospel of the Lord Jesus enter the kingdom of heaven? I had asked the pastors about these questions, but none of them could solve my puzzlement.

My Puzzlement Was Solved in a Bible Study Meeting

In July, 2017, I met Sister Wen in a Bible study meeting. She fellowshiped with us about some mysteries of the Bible, God’s several-thousand-year management work, and so on. I felt that her fellowship was very clear and had a basis in the Bible and benefited me a lot. So, I couldn’t help asking her, “Sister, I have a question which has puzzled me a long time. The Bible says, ‘For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation’ (Romans 10:10). The pastors often tell us that once saved, we are forever saved as long as we believe in Jesus. Is it really so? But at times, the pastors tell us to be wise virgins. What’s the difference between wise virgins and foolish virgins?”

Welcoming the Return of the Savior, I Lived a New Life

Afterward, through a period of attending meetings and reading God’s words, and watching many gospel movies produced by the Church of Almighty God, such as, Disclose the Mystery About the Bible, The Mystery of Godliness and Faith in God, and so on, I became completely certain about Almighty God’s work of the last days. Almighty God is the Savior Jesus we’ve been waiting for many years. It is absolutely true!

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