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  • Evidences of Assurance by Derek Thomas

    The Westminster Confession of Faith insists that Christians may be “certainly assured that they are in the state of grace” (18:1) and goes on to assert that this “infallible assurance of faith” is “founded upon” three considerations:

    • the …Read More

    • Loss of Assurance by Joel Beeke

      Even Christians who have enjoyed seasons of assured confidence of their right standing before God can and do have their assurance of faith shaken. At such times, they feel the ebbing and flowing of their assurance. The loss of assurance …Read More

    • Means of Assurance by Jason Helopolous

      In a world filled with sin, the flesh, and the devil, assurance of salvation is the soft feather bed on which the Christian rests. Assurance proves to be one of the greatest benefits of the Christian faith and the rightful …Read More

    • True and False Assurance by Iain Campbell

      One of the most soul-searching parables of Jesus is that of the wedding feast in Matthew 22:1—14. In it, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a banquet prepared by a king for the marriage of his son. Some are …Read More

    • General Revelation by W. Robert Godfrey

      Nothing is more important than knowing God as He truly is. For this reason, the church has confessed many truths about our God throughout history. God is the eternal Trinity, the almighty Creator, the wise Sustainer, the effective Redeemer, and …Read More

    • Why Creeds and Confessions? by David Hall

      Peter confessed Jesus as the Christ. Jesus responded that His church in all ages would be built upon that realization. The paramount thing confessed was Christ, who is the unique Son of the living God (Matt. 16:16), the cornerstone of …Read More

    • What We’ve Received by Keith Mathison

      The Westminster Confession of Faith contains a majestic statement on the authority of Scripture:

      The authority of the holy Scripture, for which it ought to bebelieved and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man, or church; but wholly …Read More

    • Christology in Context by Stephen Nichols

      Nestled along the eastern shores of Lake Iznik in Turkey lies the ancient city of Nicea. As Camp David provides the president of the United States with a place of retreat from the bustle of Washington, D.C., and the White …Read More

    • Which Christ? by Burk Parsons

      Christianity is a creedal religion. You cannot separate Christianity from its ancient creeds. In fact, every true Christian adheres to the ancient creeds of the church, whether he knows it or not. We all have creeds. Whether formal or informal—whether …Read More

    • Enjoying God, Coram Deo by Burk Parsons

      I am a confessional Presbyterian pastor. As such, I subscribe to the Westminster Standards, consisting of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Over the years I have heard the Westminster Standards criticized for being too …Read More

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