What’s the background to this chapter? Why is it so special to us? How do you define “assurance”? What is “false hope” and “presumption”? Do you think this happens in the church more today than in history? How do people vainly believe they’re assured? How do you know if you’re being deluded? How is faith a necessary precondition to assurance? What times in life do Christians usually experience assurance? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 18.1:
Although hypocrites and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favour of God and estate of salvation, which hope of theirs shall perish: yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavoring to walk in all good conscience before him, may in this life be certainly assured that they are in a state of grace, and may rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, which hope shall never make them ashamed.