It is not uncommon for our friends to ask us a religious question. Sometimes they are seeking information, at other times they are trying to make a point. But in either case we should see it as an opportunity to teach some Bible truth. From time to time in the bulletin I will offer an answer to one of those questions. If you have one such, write it down and give it to me. I’ll try to answer it.
Question: Are you sure that you are going to heaven?
Answer: I believe what the Bible says. “If I make my calling and election sure, I will never fall but rather will have an abundant entrance into the everlasting kingdom.” (2 Peter 1:10-11) What about you? The answer they give will most likely have to do with the doctrine of “once saved, always saved.” If so, take the opportunity to teach 2 Peter 1 with them.
The apostle Peter wrote that we should add to our faith… virtue… knowledge… temperance… patience… godliness… brotherly kindness… love. He then added that by doing so we would make our calling and election sure. (2 Peter 1:5-11)