8105 assurance, basis of

8105 assurance, basis of

The assurance of believers is based upon the certain knowledge of God revealed in creation and his mighty acts in history, upon the certainty of his promises, the vindication and resurrection of Christ and the inward testimony and outward demonstration of the power of the Holy Spirit.

Assurance is based upon the certain knowledge of God

Assurance comes from knowing God through creation Ro 1:19-20 See also Ps 19:1-4; Ac 14:17

Assurance comes from knowing God through his mighty acts Ex 6:7; Eze 37:13-14 See also Ex 16:12; Ex 29:46; Jos 3:10-13; 1Ki 20:13; Isa 49:23; Isa 60:16; Eze 20:42; Eze 28:26

Assurance is based upon the certainty of God’s word

Jn 17:8; 1Jn 5:9-10

Assurance because of God’s oath Heb 6:17 See also Ge 50:24; Dt 4:31; Dt 7:7-9; Ac 2:30; Heb 7:21

Assurance because of God’s promise Jos 1:9; Ro 4:20-21 See also Jos 23:10,14; 2Sa 7:25-26 pp 1Ch 17:23-24; 1Ki 8:56; Ps 145:13; Isa 33:6; Heb 13:5; Jas 1:12; Jas 2:5

Assurance is based upon God’s vindication of his Son

Assurance because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ Ac 2:32; Ac 17:31 See also Ac 1:3,22; Ac 10:39-41; Ac 13:30-31; Ro 1:4; 1Co 15:3-7; 1Pe 1:3

Assurance because of the miracles of Jesus Christ Mt 11:2-6 pp Lk 7:18-23; Jn 4:48; Jn 10:38; Jn 14:11; Jn 20:30-31

Assurance comes through the work of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit assures believers by enabling outward demonstrations of God’s power Heb 2:4 See also Mk 16:17-18; 2Co 3:2-3; 1Th 1:5

The Holy Spirit assures believers by giving inward conviction Ro 8:16; 1Jn 4:13 See also Jn 15:26; Jn 16:8-11; Ac 5:32; Gal 4:6

The Holy Spirit assures believers by sealing God’s promise Eph 1:13-14 See also Ac 15:8; Ro 5:5; 2Co 1:22; 2Co 5:5; Eph 4:30; 1Jn 3:24

Assurance based upon the testimony of God’s people

Assurance because of the testimony of eye-witnesses 2Pe 1:16-19 See also Ex 10:2; Lk 1:2-4; Jn 1:32-34; Jn 15:27; Jn 19:35; Ac 1:22; Ac 4:20; 1Pe 5:1

Assurance because of the testimony of the apostles Ac 22:14-15; 1Co 1:6; 1Co 2:1; 1Th 2:13; 1Ti 2:5-7; Rev 1:2

Assurance is based upon godly living

1Jn 2:3-5 See also 1Jn 2:23 right belief about Jesus Christ; 1Jn 2:29 righteousness Not continuing in sin: 1Jn 3:9; 1Jn 5:18
1Jn 3:14-20 love for fellow believers; 1Jn 5:1 love for God the Father and God the Son

See also

1403God, revelation
2351Christ, miracles
2555Christ, resurrection appearances
3203Holy Spirit & assurance
3248Holy Spirit, conviction
3287Holy Spirit, sealing of
3293Holy Spirit, witness of
5622witnesses
8112certainty

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