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Q:

When I was a child (about 8, I think), I asked Jesus to come into my life. I'm older now, but down inside I've always worried that my childish commitment wasn't enough, and I wonder if I'm really saved. What do you think?


A:

If you sincerely asked Christ to come into your life–even if you were too young to understand everything that it meant–then He heard your prayer and saved you from that moment on. The Bible’s promise is clear: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).

Do you remember the way Jesus welcomed children who wanted to come to Him? On one occasion, His disciples tried to hold them back. But the Bible says that “When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14). He rewarded them for their childlike faith.

The real question, however, is this: Are you–right now–trusting Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for you for your salvation? In other words, don’t focus just on the past and whether or not you truly gave your life to Jesus then. Focus instead on Christ and what He did for you, and be sure your trust is in Him. If you are uncertain, decisively commit your life to Him now.

Then make it your goal to walk with Christ every day. Just as children should grow into adults, so God wants us to grow and mature in our understanding and faith.

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  1. Rose Schellenberg says:

    I thank you for answering this question. Because I belong to a world-wide organization, Child Evangelism Fellowship. My church does not believe that children at an early age (under 12) can be saved, and I young boy, age about 9, came to the altar. The Pastor said to congregation, He doesn’t really know what he is doing? Good golly it hurt my heart. Yes Jesus rewarded them for “their childlike faith”. Mark 10;14 and with CEF the gospel is explained so so clearly and in so many exciting ways. I don’t know what to say to my church, they don’t believe it that way, and it hurts my heart. Don’t know how to get the message to them and I appreciate all that you have said above!!!! God Bless You, Rose Schellenberg