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.
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙡; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
— Luke 22:31-32
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙨.
— Philippians 1:6
Therefore there is now 𝙣𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 for those who are in Christ Jesus.
— Romans 8:1
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, 𝙃𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙜𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙙.
— Romans 8:30
All that the Father gives Me 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙈𝙚, and the one who comes to Me 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩. 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 𝙄 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙩 𝙪𝙥 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙖𝙮.
— 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, 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚.
— 1 John 5:12-13
Now to Him who is 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
— Jude 24
Therefore He is able also to 𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
— Hebrews 7:25
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and 𝙣𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙. — John 10:29