8112 certainty

8112 certainty

A sure knowledge or conviction that what is believed is true and trustworthy. Christian certainty does not arise from the credulity of the believer, but is based on the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God.

Affirmations and statements of certainty

Job 19:25 See also Jos 23:14; Ps 27:3; Da 3:17; Mk 5:28 pp Mt 9:21; Lk 1:3-4; Ro 8:38-39; Php 3:8; 1Jn 5:18-20

Certainty in God

Because of his character Heb 6:18 See also Nu 23:19-20; Dt 7:9-10; Dt 32:3-4; 2Sa 7:28; Ps 18:30-31; Isa 26:4

Because his promises are confirmed Heb 6:16-19 See also Ro 15:8

His intervention encourages certainty Jdg 6:36-40 See also Ex 16:6-8; Ex 33:12-23; Jos 3:9-13; 1Ki 18:36-39

Jesus Christ’s certainty about his identity and mission

Jn 13:3 See also Mk 8:31 pp Mt 16:21 pp Lk 9:22; Jn 10:14-18; Jn 14:6-11

Certainty and the believer

Certainty about who Jesus Christ is 2Ti 1:12 See also Mt 16:16 pp Mk 8:29 pp Lk 9:20; Jn 11:27; Jn 20:28-29; Jn 21:24

Certainty of salvation 2Co 1:21-22 See also Ro 4:16; Ro 8:31-39; Php 1:6; Heb 6:18-19; 1Jn 4:13

Certainty gained through obedience 1Jn 2:3-6 See also Mt 7:24-27 pp Lk 6:46-49

Certainty in prayer 1Jn 5:14-15 See also Mt 7:7-11 pp Lk 11:9-13; Mt 18:19-20; Mt 21:21-22 pp Mk 11:22-24; Jn 14:13-14

An area of permissible uncertainty Mk 13:32-37 See also Ac 1:6-7; 1Th 5:1-2

See also

1035God, faithfulness
2565Christ, second coming
3203Holy Spirit & assurance
6632conviction
8104assurance
8213confidence
8602prayer
8721doubt
9610hope