Posts in Faith
5 Reasons Every Christian Should Seek Assurance of Salvation

I remember a conversation in which a friend confessed to me that he did not think it was necessary, or even possible, for believers to gain assurance of their salvation. I was surprised by his comments, especially because we were attending a Christian college. Here are five reasons why every Christian should seek assurance of salvation.

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Works in the Book of James—“Fruits and Evidences of a True and Lively Faith”

“You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24). Some people appeal to this verse in order to argue that God saves people by faith plus works. They tend to pit Paul, who writes that we are justified by faith and not works, against James, who apparently writes that we are justified by faith plus works. What are we to believe? Are Paul and James actually at odds with each other?

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Want Abundant Life? It Only Grows on the Solid Rock (the Third Day of Creation)

So many of us are unhappy because we don’t know why we exist. God pours out love-gifts of sun and breath, food and family, and we don’t see him. We are dying, and we don’t want our lives to end. We don’t know where we are going, nor how to get there. Here’s why it is possible to find deep joy even in the most vicious trials of this life. 

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