The Tests of Our Salvation

Posted: July 29, 2011 in Theologababble

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son
of God that you may know that you have eternal life….”

John, AD 90  

The Tests of Our Salvation

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness,
we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in
the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son
cleanses us from all sin.    
1 John 1:6-7

1. Test One: On a scale of one to ten, evaluate how much you think your lifestyle
reflects the light (God) instead of the darkness (Satan). Be sure to consider
what you do, watch, listen to, think, say, desire, etc.

(Sinfulness) 1        2              3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10   (Godliness)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is
not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned,
we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.    
1 John 1:8-10

2. Test Two: On the scale below, evaluate your relationship with sin. Consider if
you think that sin is bad, and also examine whether or not you consistently
feel compelled to confess your sin to God. Lastly, consider whether or not you
feel that you are a sinner.

(Not a sinner)  1         2         3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10 (Remorseful sinner)

 

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep
his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:   
1 John 2:3-5

3. Test Three: On the scale below, consider how hard you attempt to obey the Bible. This includes the commandments to not lust, to obey our parents, to love
others, to follow Christ, to not lie, to not steal, and to not have anything in
your life that’s more important than God.

(Could care less)  1              2              3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10 (Try my best)

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in
which he walked.    
1 John 2:6

4. Test Four: On the scale below, compare your life to Jesus’. Remember, His life was consumed with 1) showing compassion on others, 2) loving others, 3)
sacrificing for others, 4) being friendly to others, 5) serving others, 6) obeying
God…how do you compare to this?

(Nothing like Jesus)  1           2            3            4              5              6
7             8               9              10   (Just like Jesus)

 

 

Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in himb there is no cause for
stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the
darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.    
1 John 2:10-11

5. Test Five: On the scale below, evaluate how much your life is marked by a love for others, which means you care about their well-being and you treat them with kindness and respect. Love is a choice- the alternative is to not give a rip
about others and you could care less about them.

(No love at all)  1         2            3            4            5            6
7             8               9            10 (Nothing but love)

 

 

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.     1 John 2:15-16

6. Test Six: On the scale below, consider the things you love. Are they Godly things or worldly things? Be sure to consider your music, reading material, tv shows, movies, magazines, websites, books, jokes, habits, extracurricular activities, goals, and desires.

(Worldly)         1         2          3              4              5              6              7            8              9              10         (Godly)

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had
been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might
become plain that they all are not of us.    
1 John 2:19

7. Test Seven: On the scale below, examine your relationship with your church. Is it a social club for you, just something to do in your free time, a place to
hang out with your buddies? Or does it hold great importance for you because while there you are able to worship with other Christians and get closer to God? Do you hate when you miss church, or could you care less about being there?

(Not important)         1         2            3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10         (Important)

 

 

Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This
is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the
Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.  
1 John 2:22

8. Test Eight: On the scale below, indicate how strongly you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah that came to bear the sins of His people and
restore them to God.

(Doubt it)         1         2         3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10         (Believe it)

If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone
who practices righteousness has been born of him.    
1 John 2:29

9. Test Nine: On the scale below, indicate how much your life is marked by righteous acts. Examples of this would include spending time with God in prayer, reading our Bibles, worshipping God, obeying God’s commandments, loving other people, helping others for their own benefit and not ours.

(Unrighteous)     1            2               3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10         (Righteous)

Comments
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