A small percentage of those who claim the name of Christ are really saved. We can never know a man's heart, but we are charged to make certain judgments for the purpose of the Lord's work. We cannot properly witness without making such a discernment in many instances. We need to know with whom we are speaking and to whom we are witnessing. "Are you a Christian" is the WRONG question, because you most likely will get the answer yes, in most instances. Why should it be any different in this group? One could almost guarantee that some are UNSAVED without ever reading a word about this (or any other) group. So, I'd like to ask EACH ONE of you this: "Are you 100% sure if you died, today that you would go to heaven"? That sort of narrows down the answers, doesn't it? If you can't answer that question in the affirmative, you most probably have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, because you CAN know for sure by God's word. Please allow me to show you more. It may be NEW to some of you, so read it carefully. =========== Recognize Your Condition No one is good enough to go to Heaven on his/her own merit. No matter how much good we do, we still fall short. "Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Realize the Penalty for Sin Just as there are wages for good, there is punishment for wrong. The penalty for our sin is eternal death in a place called Hell. "Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death..." Believe Christ Died for You Christ's great love for us was shown when He died on the cross to pay our sin debt. "Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Trust Christ Alone as Your Savior Everlasting life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him by faith. Romans 6:23 ... But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. =========== See how simple it is? Even a child can understand it. If you follow those steps in sincerity and with a broken and contrite heart, ask Jesus to save you, you will be saved..........eternally. And there will be a change in your heart, soul and mind. If there has been no change, something is terribly wrong and you need to examine yourself. Are you just going through the motion of being "christian" in your own will and power? We need to ask ourselves that question.....until we can get it settled FOREVER. I have. What about you?