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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

    • The Hope of Assurance by Geoffrey Thomas

      For many years, I had two excellent Christian women in my congregation who had very different experiences regarding their assurance. One had the strongest assurance of faith that I have known. She could never sing some hymns of William Cowper …Read More

    • Living Hope by Ben Dunson

      In the time of Noah, God “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). Humanity has a heart problem. The heart …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

    • The Object of Our Faith by Burk Parsons

      We all struggle with doubt. Some Christians struggle with doubt from time to time, and others struggle with doubt every day. We sometimes doubt because of our indwelling sin or because of the weakness of our faith. We sometimes doubt …Read More

    • The Sexual Revolution and the Witness of the Church by Albert Mohler

      In the face of the sexual revolution, the Christian church in the West now faces a set of moral challenges that exceeds anything it has experienced in the past. This is a revolution of ideas—one that is transforming the entire …Read More

    • Supernatural Friendship by Ryan Townsend

      One of my favorite songs in high school was U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” It captured my youthful angst and dissatisfaction in this world and its friendships. Now, I had a great childhood, and I’ve always …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

    • What Is the Church? by R.C. Sproul

      Paul gives great attention to ecclesiology, the doctrine of the church, in his letter to the Ephesians. In fact, we could say Ephesians answers this question: What is the church? In Ephesians 2:19–22, the chief metaphor Paul uses is that …Read More

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