If Jesus had atoned for it, stop living in misery over it. Live like someone who’s been forgiven of something they never thought they’d be forgiven for. From Steve Brown (who makes me smile). If You Want To Kill The Gospel, Add A Bit Of Religious Gloom. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, …

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If you prayed as a Christian in the name of Jesus, completely confident that God hears and accepts your prayer, that’s a fruit of the Reformation. Kevin DeYoung interacts with the writings of Martin Luther: [In addition to other spiritual truths, the Reformation] was also about confidence. Not self-confidence, but confidence that God is for …

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If you worshipped as a Christian yesterday assured of your salvation, that’s a fruit of the Reformation. Sinclair Ferguson writes about a lesser acknowledged fruit of the Church’s great awakening, by interacting with one of its contemporary critics: Let us begin with a church history exam question. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621) was a figure not …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 29 Chapter 18 – Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation (Cont.) (Paragraphs 3-4) III. This infallible assurance does not so belong to the essence of faith but that a true believer may wait long and conflict with many difficulties before he be partaker of it: yet, being …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 28 Chapter 18 – Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation (Paragraphs 1-2) I. Although hypocrites, and other unregenerate men, may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions: of being in the favour of God and estate of salvation; which hope of theirs shall perish: yet …

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From Scotty Smith’s prayer/blog Heavenward: The Once-and-For-All-ness of Jesus’ Single Sacrifice for Our Sins Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for …

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Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 22 Q & A 79 Q May not true believers, by reason of their imperfections, and the many temptations and sins they are overtaken with, fall away from the state of grace? A True believers, by reason of the unchangeable love of God,1 and his decree and covenant to …

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