How do I Know I am Saved?
You will know you are saved when you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that there is only one Saviour, only One who has paid the price for your Redemption and that Saviour is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Scripture says: "If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:9-10).
Your Salvation is a gift from God. You simply have to believe and accept that the Lord Jesus Christ died on Calvary to pay the price for your redemption.
The Scripture says: "For by Grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9)
What Church Should I Attend?
You should attend a Church that is Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, and Spirit-oriented with teaching that is based on the Word of God. The Church that you choose to attend should preach the Cross.The following should be taught and preached in the Church:
The Church should teach the Baptism with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other Tongues, which is available to all Believers, and is received after conversion (Isa. 28:11-12; Acts 2:4; Acts 10:45-46; Acts 19:6; 1 Cor. 14:4-5; 1 Cor. 14-18).
Whatever Church is attended, should be a Church filled with a group of people, whether the number is little or large, with a consuming desire to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entirety of the world.
Tithes and Offerings
TITHES, I believe, should be used to support one's local Church. If the Church is a faithful one which honors God, exalts the Lord Jesus Christ, believes the Bible, preaches the Gospel, and leads sinners to Christ, it is worthy of one's support in attendance and finances (tithes especially). Such a Church provides food for one's Spiritual Growth.
OFFERINGS are to be given over and above one's tithes. I personally feel a person should be very generous with God when it comes to the matter of finances. I do not believe a person can out give God. As someone once said, the more we give to God, the more He gives back to us — because He has a bigger shovel, and He just keeps shoveling it back.
The Holy Spirit should lead a person with respect to sharing his tithes and/or offerings with ministries such as ours. Tithes should be given where one receives his spiritual help and where the needs of the inner man are met. This is a matter which should be prayerfully considered.
A promise which has helped many at a time of indecision is this one:
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).