What does negligence of assurance look like and are there biblical examples? What is “special sin”? What does it look like when God withdraws his light? How is assurance revived? How is the Christian supported from “utter despair”? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 18.4: True believers may have the assurance … More Episode 18.4: Assurance Shaken and Diminished
What is meant here by the words “infallible assurance”? Will you discuss how some people distinguish between the Westminster’s understanding of assurance and the Three Forms of Unity? Do you think the difficulty and conflict of full assurance is true to the experience of a “normal” Christian? What are some of the difficulties and conflicts … More Episode 18.3: Difficulties and Conflicts
Well, it’s been an extremely busy summer for the men of TJC. But recently Nathan Eshelman and Shawn Anderson sat down with Presbycast. Click here to listen!
Can you define assurance? What is our certainty not to be compared to? How do you describe the certainty of assurance? What is the chief warrant for the Christian’s infallible assurance? Why are the promises of God helpful for our assurance? What are the “inward graces”? How does sanctification help our assurance? What is the … More Episode 18.2: An Infallible Assurance
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 … More Episode 18.1: The Certainty of Assurance
What are the four reasons for falling into sin given in this chapter? What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit? How does neglecting the means of grace hinder us? How does our sin scandalize others? What consequences are there for believers who fall into sin? What comforts are there for the Christian in … More Episode 17.3: Perseverance and Seasons of Sin
Can you remind our listeners what perseverance is? Why does perseverance not depend on free will? Can you demonstrate the immutability of God’s decree? What is the Trinitrian certainty of our preservation? What is the “seed of God” that remains in believers? Is our assurance of perseverance infallible? Tune in as Nathan, Joel, Shawn, and … More Episode 17.2: The Certainty of Perseverance
Can you define the perseverance of the saints? What’s the difference between this doctrine and what is sometimes called “once saved always saved”? Why does this paragraph build on what God has done? Where do the Scriptures teach the doctrine of perseverance? Why are there warnings in Scripture about falling away? How has this doctrine … More Episode 17.1: Perseverance of the Saints