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  • Rejecting False Assurances

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 14, 2009 Category: Articles

    If we think the Bible teaches universal salvation, we may arrive at a false sense of assurance by reasoning as follows: Everybody is saved. I am a body. Therefore, I am saved. Keep Reading
  • Receiving Assurance of Salvation

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 08, 2009 Category: Articles

    How, then, do we receive assurance? The Scripture declares that the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirits that we are the children of God. This inner testimony of the Holy Spirit is as vital as it is complex. It can be subjected to severe distortions, being confused with subjectivism and self-delusion. Keep Reading
  • Facing Our Fears

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    We are fragile mortals, given to fears of every sort. We have a built-in insecurity that no amount of whistling in the dark can mollify. We seek assurance concerning the things that frighten us the most. Keep Reading
  • Confronting the Darkness

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 30, 2009 Category: Articles

    Charles Colson speaks of a modern "return to the Dark Ages." When I think of the original Dark Ages, I think of a period when culture was in decline and the progress of knowledge was static. But today we read of the problem of the explosion of knowledge. Keep Reading
  • Relying on God’s Grace

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 29, 2009 Category: Articles

    The irony of the theology of meritorious suffering is that it tends to produce the very opposite effect from its original intention. What began as a call to humble willingness to suffer became an insidious tool for self-righteousness. Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God's grace and God's grace alone for our salvation. Keep Reading
  • Playing Your Part

    from Gene Edward Veith Oct 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    As seen in other articles this month, the word hypocrisy derives from the Greek term for "playing a part." The ordinary word for an actor on the stage in Greek drama was hypocrite. In the tragedies of Sophocles or the comedies of Aristophanes, the actors -- the hypocrites -- played their different parts by wearing masks. The moral transgression of hypocrisy also involves playing a part and wearing a mask. But there are also times when God calls us to play a part. Keep Reading

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