Can I Be Sure I'm Saved?
Book 7, The Crucial Questions
R. C. Sproul
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Many people in the church today are plagued by doubts about their salvation. Satan whispers that it is impossible that sinners such as they could be in a state of grace, and some churches compound the problem by teaching that it is possible for believers to lose their salvation.
But assurance of salvation is possible in this life. Indeed, as Dr. R.C. Sproul argues in this Crucial Questions booklet, it is the duty of Christians to make their calling sure (2 Peter 1:10). To help believers reach this goal, Dr. Sproul defines assurance, shows how we can get it, reveals the blessings it confers, and warns of the dangers of false assurance. Here is assistance for those who struggle to know where they stand with Jesus Christ.
Don’t Be Confused
I thought I was saved when I was a teenager, and for about a decade I told others I was a believer when it just wasn't true. I was baptized at a small Southern Baptist church when I was 22, but it wasn't until I was 26 years old when I became a bona fide believer in the Risen One. I was confused about my salvation for many years, but the Father does not want us to be confused. The god of this age does. The Father wants us to be clear about whether we belong to Him and if we're going to Heaven when we pass away (or when His Son returns).
2 Peter 1:10 states, Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. Confidently knowing where you stand with the Son of Man and what He'll say on Judgment Day can be known right now. If you struggle with doubts concerning whether you truly know the Prince of Peace, whether you have eternal life, whether you'll be going to Heaven, I recommend reading R.C. Sproul's Can I Be Sure I'm Saved?. In this 70-page booklet, R.C. Sproul once again provides solid teaching in a logical fashion. Below are the titles of the five chapters and simple summaries.
The Struggle for Assurance - What is assurance?
Four Kinds of People - Two are saved and two are not
False Assurance - What are the dangers?
Gaining True Assurance - How can we get assurance of salvation?
The Source of Full Assurance - Do you love Him?
Don't be confused about whether you're going to Heaven or Hell. If you are, spend an hour reading Sproul's Can I Be Sure I'm Saved? and hopefully, you can have that peace that surpasses all understanding.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, John 1:12
Another insightful work
I came to know RC and Ligonier ministry a few years ago- I can’t even tell you what it was but I remember getting a call and asking to be a ministry partner and I said sure.
All of the works available have been a blessing and this book is no different.
The Truth is difficult to hear and harder to understand at times and with different people.
RC speaks to the man on the street so to speak. We are all Gods children and those he calls are safe and secure in his care. Saved but certainly not perfect. Thank you RC- your celebration with Christ must be overwhelming!
Other Books in This Series
- What Is Faith?
- What Is Baptism?
- Category: Religion & Spirituality
- Published: Aug 12, 2010
- Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
- Seller: Ligonier Ministries
- Print Length: 72 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, The Crucial Questions