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The Comfort of Assurance

Many of God’s people doubt their salvation at some point during their lives. In fact, article 11 in the fifth head of the Canons of Dordt states that God’s people will suffer from various carnal doubts in this life. However, the article does not stop right there; that would not be comforting for God’s people. […]

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Saved Without a Doubt: How to Be Sure of Your Salvation

Saved Without a Doubt: How to Be Sure of Your Salvation by John Jr. MacArthur, Wheaton: Victor Books, 1992…187 pp.   Confidence in God’s promise – This is the theme of John MacArthur’s book Saved Without a Doubt. To provide a secure salvation, “the Father’s sovereign decree, the Son’s intercessory ministry, and the Spirit’s seal” […]

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Assurance: Nurtured and Maintained

The gift and grace of assurance is received, nurtured and maintained through a holy, godly and righteous life, and not otherwise. It is an outright gift and blessing of God’s unconditional covenant. And, “whereas in all covenants, there are contained two parts,” God’s part in this case being the settling of assurance in the heart […]

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Assurance: Hindered Yet Secured

We have given some consideration to the saying many think quite Scriptural, “You are saved by believing you are saved.” But the statement is not true, much less one having anything to do with assurance. For assurance is based on truth with evidence of the same. We are more concerned with those who fear that […]

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Assurance: Grounded and Experienced

It is not the thrust of the doctrine of as­surance to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs, nor to put a stumbling-block before God’s little ones, but to expose empty profession resting in carnal confidence on promises divine given only to those in Christ (II Cor. 1:20), and to so present […]

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Assurance: Defined and Promised

From the age of the Puritans we have the following statement on Assurance. “Can true believers be infallibly assured that they are in the state of grace, and that they shall persevere therein unto salvation? Answer: Such as truly believe in Christ, and endeavor to walk in all good conscience before Him (I John 2:3), […]

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Assurance: Problematical but Possible

In our English Bible the term Assurance appears only six or seven times, not at all to imply that the doctrine of assurance has but meager place in the Word of God. For it is a very strong vein running all through the whole strata of Scripture. Nor is it presented in the Word of […]

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