Assurance of faith is the conviction that one belongs to Christ through faith and will enjoy everlasting salvation.
It is more than believing the gospel - it is believing that these truths apply to you. Having assurance affects life in more ways than forgiveness of sin, alleviation of guilt, and salvation from the punishment of hell - it affects your whole being, firing up your affections for Christ, your unshakable trust in God, your burden for the unsaved and your joy in life and even death.
Table of Contents:
1. Why Is Assurance of Faith Important?
2. Why Do Many Christians Lack Assurance?
3. Is Assurance of Faith Biblical and Normative?
4. Three Possibilities Concerning Assurance
5. Assurance from God’s Promises
6. Assurance from Evidences of Grace
7. Assurance from the Holy Spirit’s Witnessing Testimony
8. How to Cultivate Assurance
9. Assurance Lost and Renewed
10. The Spirit’s Role in Assurance
11. Final Questions About Assurance
Joel R. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written numerous books, including several for children. He and his wife Mary have three children.
"Here is a book that will bring comforting peace, thrilling joy, and a defiant hope to the heart of any child of God battered by waves of unbelief in the high seas of life. Read it and be blessed!" - Conrad Mbewe, Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia
"I'm delighted to see this book make Dr. Beeke's expertise more widely accessible, and hope that many more will now benefit from it as I did. To be fruitful, healthy and happy in Christ, Christians need to know the truths laid out for us here." - Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, Oxford, England
"Here is a book that every person should read, whether they are a believer or an unbeliever. Joel Beeke has once again done a masterful job of presenting a thorough biblical case on this important subject." - Steven J. Lawson, President, OnePassion Ministries and Professor of Preaching,The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California
"Here in this book, with perspicuity and simplicity, and informed by a lifetime of reflection and study of this subject, Dr Beeke lays out the New Testament witness that so thrilled the hearts of the Reformers and our Evangelical forebears. I highly recommend it." - Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky