Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Bunyan on Assurance

HT: Patrick Chan

Do these things characterize your life?

1. Are you burdened with your sin, recognizing it as an exceedingly bitter thing?
2. Do you run from your sin as you would a deadly serpent?
3. Do you recognize and flee from the insufficiency of your own righteousness in the sight of God?
4. Do you cry to the Lord Jesus to save you?
5. Do you see more worth and merit in one drop of Christ’s blood to save you, than in all the sins of the world to condemn you?
6. Are you tender of sinning against Jesus?
7. Is Jesus’ name, person, and undertakings more precious to you than the glory of the world?
8. Is faith in Christ precious to you (as a means to connect you to Christ)?
9. Do you savor Christ in his Word, and do you leave all the world for his sake?
10. Are you willing (with God’s help) to run in harm’s way for his name?
11. Are his saints precious to you?

1 Cor. 1:30-31 "But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, 'LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.'"

Assurance of Faith Examined- James Williamson

The Love of Christ in the Gospel- Jim Savastio

1689 Confession of Faith (Chapter 18) Assurance of Grace and Salvation- Jim Savastio


At 7/09/2008 10:54:00 PM , Blogger Patrick Chan said...

Hey Marie,

What's goin' down in the Lou?! :-)

I've been meaning to add your blog to our weblog links for the longest time -- and finally did today! Hm, maybe if only I'd been more taught and stable, I'd have done it sooner. Doh! ;-)



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