The Great Gospel Truth of Assurance

Can Christians have assurance of salvation? Yes, because the God who grants saving faith is able to sustain saving faith toward those whom He has graciously redeemed. Assurance is rooted in the Giver of faith, not the recipient of faith. Christians are to make every effort to confirm our calling and election (2 Peter 1:10), yet beneath our effort in sanctification is God’s grace working in us, keeping us, and sustaining us (1 Corinthians 15:10). Below are just a few passages of Scripture that teach us that those who possess genuine faith in Christ, can have assurance that they will keep genuine faith in Christ despite trials, hardships, temptations, or temporary seasons of doubt.

โ€œSimon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™„ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฎ๐™š๐™™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™›๐™–๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™–๐™ž๐™ก; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.โ€

โ€” Luke 22:31-32

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™…๐™š๐™จ๐™ช๐™จ.

โ€” Philippians 1:6

Therefore there is now ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ข๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ for those who are in Christ Jesus.

โ€” Romans 8:1

and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, ๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™–๐™ก๐™จ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™›๐™ž๐™š๐™™.

โ€” Romans 8:30

All that the Father gives Me ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ˆ๐™š, and the one who comes to Me ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™˜๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me ๐™„ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ.

โ€” John 6:37-39

He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š.

โ€” 1 John 5:12-13

Now to Him who is ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ ๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ข๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

โ€” Jude 24

Therefore He is able also to ๐™จ๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง  those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

โ€” Hebrews 7:25

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™งโ€™๐™จ ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™. โ€” John 10:29

Published by Alex Garner

Husband | Father | Pastor | Soli Deo Gloria!

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