Assurance for the new Christian

What happens after one becomes a Christian?

We have assurance of eternal life

The Bible is clear on how we can obtain eternal life – through faith in Jesus Christ. Other religions which teach that salvation depends on how good you are, will never be able to give you full assurance of salvation.

John 3:16 (NIV) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 5:11­12 (NIV) And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Eph 2:8-9  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--  not by works, so that no one can boast.


We have assurance of answered prayer

MT 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

1 John 3:21-22 we have confidence before God {22} and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.

We have confidence in answered prayer because as Christians, we now have a relationship with our heavenly Father. However, our Father knows what is best for us and will never give us something that He knows will not do us good.

We have assurance of victory over sin

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

1 John 5:4­5 (NIV) This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 Cor 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

We have the assurance of abundant life

John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

We have assurance of guidance from God

PR 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


We have assurance of forgiveness

1 John 1:9 (NIV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.