The Bible instructs believers to examine themselves, but does it tell us to what extent or how often we should question our salvation?
How often should I question my salvation? That is a question we get often. It’s a big one. And today it comes from a woman who listens to the podcast named Kenzie. “Hello, Pastor John! My question has to do with whether or not we should regularly question our salvation. My husband and I were discussing this the other day, and we fell on opposite sides: one saying it’s good to examine ourselves often in order to determine whether or not we are saved, the other saying it’s more beneficial to regularly evaluate our faithfulness and fruitfulness rather than questioning salvation itself. We studied together 2 Corinthians 13:5: ‘Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.’ But what do you think? Should professing Christians question their own salvation? And how often?”