Matthew R. Perry

How to Obtain Assurance of Salvation

In Theology on November 9, 2006 at 2:23 pm

‘Tis not God’s design that men should obtain assurance in any other way, than by mortifying corruption, and increasing in grace, and obtaining the lively exercises of it. And although self-examination be a duty of great use and importance, and by no means to be neglected; yet it is not the principal means, by which the saints do get satisfaction of their good estate. Assurance is not to be obtained so much by self-examination, as by action.

— Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

May our assurance, Lord Jesus, be seen in our actions as we go to war and kill the deeds of the flesh.

(HT:  Mark Combs)

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