Many churchgoers (and all church-going Southern Baptists!) know the hymn “Blessed Assurance” by Fanny Crosby. As its title indicates, the hymn speaks of the believer’s wonderful certainty of spending eternity with the Lord in His coming kingdom. Assurance means we know we have eternal life. All would agree, however, that most people attending church today
The image of Saint Peter standing at the pearly gates testing people in order to determine whether or not they enter heaven is iconic in Western culture. For years it has been perpetuated through jokes, television shows, and even cartoons such as The Far Side. The depiction of a long line of people waiting in
Nick asks: Why does John 3:16 say that whosoever believeth on Him (Jesus) should not perish but have everlasting life, while John 5:24 says he who…believes in Him (God the Father) who sent Me (Jesus) has everlasting life? Do you need to believe in Jesus or believe in God the Father for everlasting life? Great question.
Nikki asks a very important question: If one is saved by believing in Jesus, then why does Rom 4:24—“Now it [Gen 15:6] was not written for his sake alone that it [righteousness] was imputed to him, but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our
Dr. Charles Ryrie famously said, “If everlasting life could be lost, then it has the wrong name.” Everlasting life is ever-lasting life. Recently, however, I came across an article from a Free Grace friend arguing that there is no Greek expression for everlasting life. He says, “zōē aiōnios…is not endless life, but life pertaining to
A reader sent me a 7-minute video of Dr. R. C. Sproul. Unfortunately, the link I initially posted does not work. So I found the longer video it was taken from You can see the video here. I highly recommend you watch it. No date is given. But it appears to be a recent video.