I remember a conversation during college in which a friend confessed to me that he did not think it was necessary, or even possible, for a believer to gain assurance of their salvation. I was surprised by his comments, especially because we were attending a Christian college that emphasized all the biblical truths related to assurance of … Continue reading Why Should Christians Seek Assurance of their Salvation?
Obtaining and enjoying the assurance of one's salvation is something that alludes many Christians. Get past all the spiritual jargon and start asking some difficult questions, and you might find that a lack of assurance, whether it occurs occasionally or frequently, is a feeling that dogs many sincere Christians. In these situations, those who tend … Continue reading Self-Examination, Obedience, and Assurance
"Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it."--Hebrews 4:1 "...Let us run with endurance..."--Hebrews 12:1 Two friends set out to run a marathon together. They had never run a marathon before so they thought it would be a good challenge. So, … Continue reading Two Friends and a Marathon
I think Martin Lloyd Jones' endorsement of The Bruised Reed is a good place to start: I shall never cease to be grateful to...Richard Sibbs who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the … Continue reading Reflections on 'The Bruised Reed' by Richard Sibbes