Three ways to live

Which is your way?

Are you sure you are saved? Part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vitali at 8:04 am on Thursday, December 20, 2007

Before getting into the book, let me clarify a few points:

  1. Many people give up reading Jonathan Edwards due to his convoluted way of writing and that’s a pity. Personally, I can handle his writings but still wish it could be simpler. However, I have decided to base these posts on a recent interpretation of the book by Sam Storms, entitled “Signs of the Spirit”. Basically, Sam rewritten the whole book removing some of the difficult language and convoluted parts but preserving, as much as possible, the original intention of the author.
  2. Concerning the title “Are you sure you are saved?”, Edwards clearly states in the book that there never be a time or system or standard of analysis that would guarantee foolproof answer to the question. To think that we are able, without error, to determine who is a true believer and who is a hypocrite is clearly an arrogance. It was God’s design to reserve this knowledge for himself. Yet, not be able to obtain 100% assurance should not stop us from striving to get more knowledge and understanding of our salvation. 

1 Comment


Comment by Chen Huaizhi

December 21, 2007 @ 6:30 am

Looking forward to it Vitali! Believe that the nexus between our emotions and faith is an important one. Had tried to read the Religious Affections before, but could not make it through. :-) Thank you for your labour of love.. Here’s praying that He will establish the work of your(His) hands..

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