Salvational amnesia? Let me describe what I mean.
Salvational amnesia is a condition in which a believer has forgotten from where they came and how they actually became a child of God. One of the side effects of salvational amnesia is the failure to share the account of what God has done for, IN and through you with those who need to travel through the same narrow gate and down the same narrow path that Jesus is leading you and desires to lead them.
Salvational amnesia can be about both about selfishness aka pride and about self-righteousness aka works (although that’s not always the case).
Those believers who are being saved typically have a passion for sharing with others the mercy, grace, love and gospel of Christ Jesus they have received … the absence of such a passion could suggest a faith and/or fruit issue … remember this is all about self-examination and seeing what Christ is doing IN and through you and how you are responding to His works.
Recently I came across some Scripture that could help me overcome my salvational amnesia … check it out and see what you think …
And you were DEAD in the TRESPASSES and SINS in which you ONCE WALKED, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom WE ALL ONCE LIVED in the passions of our FLESH, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature CHILDREN OF WRATH, like the rest of mankind. (BW – how’s that for a reminder of from where I came?)
But God, being RICH IN MERCY, because of THE GREAT LOVE with which HE LOVED US, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST—BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED— … For by grace you have been saved through faith. And THIS IS NOT YOUR OWN DOING; IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP, created IN Christ Jesus for good works, WHICH GOD PREPARED BEFOREHAND, that we should walk in them. (BW – how’s that for a reminder of how I became a child of God?) Ephesians 2:1-5,8-10 (ESV)
Think I need to commit this passage of Scripture to heart Lord …