“I write these things to you who believe in the name of
the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13
years ago, while on a mission trip to Brazil, my missionary friend drove us to
a spot in the city where, as he drove up a hill, he said, “You’ve got to
experience this; it’s pretty cool.” Then
he slowed to a stop, put the van in neutral and released the brake. Then the strangest thing happened: we began to coast – uphill!
least it looked like we were coasting uphill, and it felt like we were going
uphill. But logic said, “You can’t coast
uphill from a dead stop.” Gravity said,
“Although it doesn’t look like it, you are really moving downhill.” If we had trusted our senses and our
feelings, we would have been absolutely wrong.
the same way, one of the biggest mistakes we can make regarding our security in
Christ is to base the assurance of our salvation on our feelings. Our eternal
security is based on real, historical, and supernatural events. The apostle
John wrote to Christians to assure them about the truth of their salvation. Our
salvation is based solely on the work of Jesus on the cross and our trust in
are you letting your feelings determine your assurance of salvation? They may not be telling you the truth! Instead, trust in Christ and the Word of God for
the assurance of your salvation.
a great day and keep moving forward!
Posted on 11/19/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under