A True Assurance of Salvation
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|"Broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be which
go in thereat (Matthew 7:13)." Some of our well
meaning evangelical friends have a false assurance of
salvation thinking that a momentary recognition of Christ
gives them a license to do what they want (i.e. often
called easy believism, what theologians call
antinomianism). Even Protestant ministers have been aware
that many of their own teachers serve up a cheapened
gospel that gives a false assurance of salvation:
I John 3:9 tells us that the believer will not continue in a pattern of deliberate sin. This means that, if we are true believers, there will always be a change in the way we live our lives.
You can have a true assurance of salvation -- to know that you have been redeemed by the atoning sacrifice of Christ's blood for you. However, a true assurance can never be obtained without committing your life fully and completely to Him. A saving faith is an active faith that bears fruit. There must be a change in the pattern of sin that you live in your life.
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