1 John 5:13, Assurance—A Grace Too Often Misunderstood

We saw in chapter seventeen of the Baptist Confession of Faith that a persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark of genuine faith. The eighteenth chapter of the Baptist Confession of Faith explains a correlative truth, the Christian doctrine of assurance of salvation. Perseverance does not undermine the certainty of our salvation but contributes to the believer’s full assurance. This doctrine of assurance brings comfort to those who understand it. Unfortunately, the doctrine is often misunderstood or misrepresented by those who either deny it or embrace it without cause. The sermon this Lord’s Day will bring scriptural clarity to the matter.