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24/10/2007 / Test All Things

Assurance Of Salvation

Do you believe, with one hundred percent certainty that you are saved?

Now before we cause more unbelief and lack of assurance than already exist, let us considers the premise of that question. I hope you are saying; ‘Well I thought I was until you ask that question.’ The truth is, it is a bad question. The honest soul will have nothing but doubts trying to answer it.

Knowing their own capacity to deceive themselves, they will be caused to say with the disciples; ‘Lord is it I.’ This unscriptural question can only lead us to look within ourselves for assurance.

We know that any confidence that comes from the flesh is deceitful and evil. Only the religious find comfort in this question, because it takes them back to the very thing they are trusting in for their salvation. Those things are in truth, nothing more than a teetering wall, a broken cistern, and a false faith.

God’s means of comforting and assuring His children are found in a completely different question.

Do you believe that Jesus (God does all the saving), is The Christ (sent of the Father to successfully accomplish His purpose), The Son of The Living God (sovereign over the armies of heaven and all the inhabitants of the earth)?

Are you persuaded that He is able to keep that which you have committed unto Him against that day?

Do you believe what the Scriptures clearly set forth about the glorious person and completed work of Christ?

“These are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His name”

True assurance of salvation is found only in the True Christ to whom sinners are always coming.

G. Elmquist

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