I received via email this excellent question about assurance: I so appreciate your ministry and your desire to clearly present the gospel, and I’m hoping you can share some thoughts on something that has started to trouble me. I have believed in Jesus to save me, but lately, my assurance has been faltering. And yes,
At our church we sometimes sing a song called, “Somebody Touched Me.” You are to stand on the day of the week in which you were born again. After going through seven verses for Monday through Sunday, we sing a seventh verse, “It was on a one day, somebody touched me…” About half our assembly
John 3:16 is well–loved for good reason—it’s the gospel in a nutshell. If someone believes it, he has everlasting life. Of course, you don’t have to understand and believe it all to be born again. It’s possible to believe that promise in a basic way without having a very deep understanding of what it means.
Many object to the practice of some evangelists who say that if you believe in Jesus, then you will be saved from eternal condemnation. They say that is just fire insurance. John Piper has a November 8, 2017, post entitled, “Jesus Isn’t Your Insurance Policy” (see here). He writes, What is this [saving] faith?…It is
Shawn was talking with a friend who takes online seminary classes. The man told Shawn he was a bit reluctant to raise Free Grace issues in his papers for class because the professor gives no indication that he is at all open to Free Grace Theology. Shawn’s friend told him that the professor is also
A regular blog reader sent me a story that is making the rounds on the internet. I doubt it is a true story. It sounds made up. In any case, the story tells of an Evangelical woman who used to be a Roman Catholic; she was sharing her faith with a Roman Catholic man in
Every Sunday, millions of Christians hear a confusing gospel message. I’m not talking about a false gospel message. A false gospel is where everlasting life is made to depend on faith plus. Faith plus love. Faith plus fasting. Faith plus baptism. Faith plus repentance. Faith plus belonging to this or that denomination. Faith plus