This article defines the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, including its importance and application to believers.
It is God’s will that his children should be assured of their salvation. This article argues that assurance of salvation is a certain thing.
It is God’s will that his children should be assured of their salvation. On the other hand, assurance of salvation is not experienced by all believers. This article looks at how the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and Arminianism, as well as some teachings of the Puritans, rob believers of their assurance of salvation.
This article discusses the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, and its connection to the practical questions and challenges in a believer's life.
Is Hebrews 6:1-8 contrary to the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints? After studying some keywords from this text, the article argues that the passage meets the people of God at their greatest need by wooing them to draw not away from, but deeper into the gospel for greater assurance of salvation and confidence in their salvation.
Perseverance of the saints is the doctrine that those who are saved will persevere to the end because they are preserved by Christ. This article explains how this works.
This book and essay are about assurance of salvation and perseverance in the faith. This assurance of God’s gracious fatherly love to us in Christ is vital to Christian life and witness. Many Christians lack this assurance. Chapter 1 reflects on the one sure foundation of Christians’ assurance—Jesus Christ—and the purpose of salvation.
This article addresses some of the arminian doubts concerning the teaching of the perseverence of the saints. The author refers to the Canons of the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), focusing on the means of grace that God has provided so that believers might be ble to persevere. These means of grace include prayer, the Holy Spirit, the proclamation of Scripture, and the sacraments.
The article explains the teaching of the perseverance of the saints. There are some verses in Scripture that seem to contradict each other on this topic. These verses must be read and understood in their proper context. Examining these verses, the author affirms the perseverance of the saints as being of great comfort to the believer.
Perseverence of the saints is not something that believers have to do or achieve on their own. It is God who makes believers capable of finishing the race of perseverence.
Saving faith has much to do with the trust that God will grant faith tomorrow. Trusting Christ today includes trusting Him not to leave you tomorrow. "Often we feel today like our resevoir of strength is not going to last for another day. The reality is, it won’t. Today’s resources are for today. We may have confidence that new resources will be given tomorrow."
Is it possible for a true believer to lose his salvation? How should we read and understand the promise of Revelation 3:5? Should this text be read as a support for the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints? The author wants to demonstrate that a good reading of this passage does not include the possibility of the loss of salvation.
How did the doctrine of the perseverence of the saints develop in the way it is understood and applied in the life of the church? This article gives an overview of the history of this doctrine, starting with the important contribution of Augustine. It continues with how Thomas Aquinas saw perseverance as a necessary gift of God, but believers cannot be certain it was given to them.
This article wants to put the distinctive elements of salvation in relation to each other in order to create a comprehensive picture. He links the initiating elements of the spiritual life with the progress of the believer’s life, with a view to preparing the ground to redefine the doctrine of the perseverance of believers within such a revised order of salvation.
This article relates the teaching of the perseverance of the saints to another Calvinistic doctrine, the doctrine of election. It explains further this relation, noting the role of man and the role of God in the process of perseverance, the possibility of backsliding, the danger of relying on external conduct as a sign of election, and the insecure ground of belief on which Arminianism stands.