Has anyone ever asked you, “Are you saved?” If you have trusted in Messiah Jesus and have received the gift of eternal life, you should be able to confidently reply with an emphatic “Yes” to this important question. But did you also realize that if you clearly under stood the teaching of the Scriptures, you could answer this same question with the threefold answer: “I have been saved; I am being saved; and I will be saved”? Unfortunately, I regularly communicate with people who claim to be born again and yet are doctrinally confused or have never heard of the three tenses of salvation, which is one of the most critical and clarifying doctrines of the entire Bible.
This article first appeared in Ariel Magazine, Fall 2021 / Volume 1 / #40, pp 08-13. It has been republished here with permission by the copyright owner: Ariel Ministries USA, 11926 Radium St, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA. © 2022 by Ariel Ministries USA. All rights reserved.