Why People Doubt Their Salvation

Reason #3: They question the location of where they were saved

Many times, doubt creeps in when we question where our salvation happened. So many times in the Baptist church, we equate salvation with “going forward” or “going down front” at an invitation time. If you were saved at home, in a hospital room, at camp, on a battlefield, etc., you may question the location of your salvation. The question you may be asking yourself is “Was it proper?”

We need to remember we need not be in church to be saved. God does not live at church. He is omnipresent (everywhere present). If you were saved at church, great!  However, this is not a requirement.

We need not fret or be concerned about where we were when our salvation took place. When we read the Bible, we find salvation happening in a home, by a well, and while people walked along a road; just to name a few locations.

I have a friend whose testimony is the first time he heard the gospel he was sitting at a bar drinking with a backslidden believer. The fact of the matter is, what the witness said to my friend made an impact as he shared truth from the Word of God; even though the environment was unusual for that kind of a spiritual encounter.

So, if you are questioning the location of your salvation, take heart.  God can hear our prayers from any location. Consider these words from Hebrews 7:25 “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” There is no mention of a required location.