Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
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J. D. Greear struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. Lack of assurance is epidemic among evangelical Christians.
Greear shows that faulty ways of presenting the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may be misleading - the idea of 'asking Jesus into your heart' or 'giving your life to Jesus' often gives false assurance to those who are not saved - and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality.
Greear explains the doctrine of assurance, showing that salvation is a posture we take to the promise of God in Christ, a posture that begins at a certain point and is maintained for the rest of our lives. He also answers the questions: What exactly is faith? What is repentance? Why are there so many warnings that seem to imply we can lose our salvation?
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