A Little Time With The 1689: Day 234

Day 234

Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation.

Chapter 18, Paragraph 2.

“This certainty is not a bare conjectural, and probable persuasion, grounded upon a fallible hope; but an infallible assurance of faith founded on the Blood and Righteousness of Christ revealed in the Gospel;…”

Scripture Lookup

Hebrews 6:11,19
Hebrews 6:17,18

Reflection

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness…

How can a person be certainly sure she’s saved?

Lofty musings of theologians and philosophers do not grant full confidence of salvation. Educated guesses do not produce full confidence. You can’t base your assurance on the odds, for there is always a chance they are not in your favor. Such hope is capable of error.

The assurance a believer has is not speculative or theoretical. Our confidence rests on the utter reality that Jesus lived, lived perfectly, and died in the place of His people. This assurance is incapable of error. God Himself has lived and died for you, you to whom He has granted faith and repentance. You are His, and He is yours.

…all other ground is sinking sand. -Edward Mote

Questions to Consider

  • On what do you base your assurance? Are you basing your confidence in guesses, or do you have the infallible assurance of faith?
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