Checking For Indwelling Salvation

Dr. Stephen Phinney


Many use “I am a Christian” as a ticket to salvation and eternal life. Authentic Body members should never count on a stale testimony as an assurance of a loved one’s salvation. Real indwelling faith is alive and sharper than a two-edged sword. It breathes life, promotes life, and propagates life unto life’s last breath. Below are a few helpful ways to “double-check” authentic indwelling salvation.


WATCH FOR:
  • Are they hostile toward God? (Rom. 8:7)

  • Are they submitting to God daily? (Rom. 8:8)

  • Is their lifestyle honorable to the Lord? (Rom. 8:8)

  • Do they have a desire to fellowship with other believers? (1 John 1:2-3)

  • Do they have daily joy in daily living? (Phil. 1:4)

  • Do they understand the difference between “following” vs. being in Christ? (Rom. 6:11)

  • Are they sensitive to the power of sin? (Rom. 3:23)

  • Do they avoid friendship with the world? (James 4:4)

  • Do they eagerly look forward to the Rapture? (Phil. 3:20)

  • Are they known for their love? (3 John 1:6)

  • Are they known for their deeds in serving Jesus Christ? (1 Peter 2:12)

  • Do they have an attitude of “enduring to the end?” (Matt. 13:13)

  • Are they willing to suffer for the sake of Christ? (1 Cor. 4:13)

  • Do they have the ability to separate Truth from evil? (1 Thess. 5:21)

  • Have you seen the flow of the Holy Spirit come forth from them? (Gal. 4:6)

  • Do they keep themselves from idols? (1 John 5:21)