8106 assurance, nature of

8106 assurance, nature of

The God-given security which believers have in the blessings of divine grace. Believers are assured of the unfailing love of God and of their relationship with him as Father, the salvation and eternal life which he offers and the sure hope of one day sharing his glory.

Assurance of a relationship with God

Assurance of God’s unfailing love Ps 13:5 See also Ex 15:13; Ps 51:1; Ps 130:7-8; Isa 54:10; Jn 13:1; 1Jn 4:9

Assurance of acceptance by God Ac 15:8; Ro 5:1; Ro 14:3; Ro 15:7

Assurance of adoption as God’s children 1Jn 3:1-3 See also Jn 1:12-13; Ro 8:14-17; Gal 4:6; Jas 1:18; 1Jn 4:7; 1Jn 5:1

Assurance of God’s presence Dt 31:8 See also Ge 28:15; Jos 3:7; Isa 41:10; Jer 1:8; Mt 28:20; Jn 14:18; Ac 18:10

Assurance of access to God Eph 3:12 See also Ro 5:2; Eph 2:8; Heb 4:16; Heb 10:19-22

Assurance of salvation

Isa 12:2 See also Ps 69:13

Assurance of redemption Job 19:25; Ps 111:9; Ro 3:24; Eph 1:14; Heb 9:12

Assurance of justification Ro 3:26; Ro 5:16; Ro 8:33-34; 1Co 6:11

Assurance of forgiveness 1Jn 1:9 See also 2Ch 7:14; Ps 32:5; Ps 103:12; Isa 43:25; Jer 31:34; Jer 36:3; Mic 7:18-19; Lk 24:47; Ac 2:38; Ac 3:19; Col 2:13-14

Assurance of election Isa 43:1; Eph 1:4 See also Isa 44:1-2; Ro 8:28-30; Ro 11:29; 1Co 1:9; 2Ti 1:9; 1Pe 2:9-10

Assurance of preservation 2Ti 1:12; Jude 24 See also Jn 6:39; Ro 8:38-39; 2Co 4:14; Php 1:6; Heb 7:25; 2Pe 1:10

Assurance of eternal life

Jn 3:15-16; 1Jn 5:11-13 See also Mt 19:29 pp Mk 10:30 pp Lk 18:30; Jn 5:24; Jn 6:40; Jn 11:25-26; Jn 17:2; 1Jn 1:2; 1Jn 5:20

Assurance of a future hope

Assurance of confidence at Jesus Christ’s return Mt 24:30-31 pp Mk 13:26-27 pp Lk 21:27-28; 1Th 4:13-17

Assurance on the day of judgment 1Co 1:8; 1Th 3:13; 1Jn 4:17

Assurance in the hope of resurrection Jn 6:40; 1Co 15:42-44; Php 3:21

Assurance in the hope of glory Ro 8:18 See also Ro 5:2; Col 3:4; 1Th 2:12; 1Pe 5:10; Rev 5:10

Assurance in the hope of an eternal inheritance Ro 8:17 See also Mt 25:34; Gal 4:7; Heb 9:15; 1Pe 1:3-5

Assurance in the hope of an eternal reward Mt 5:12 pp Lk 6:23; 2Ti 4:7-8; Jas 1:12

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1190glory
2565Christ, second coming
6510salvation
6638election
6644eternal life
6652forgiveness
6708predestination
6754union with Christ
8213confidence
8459perseverance
9310resurrection

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