The Gospel of Our Salvation in One Simple Verse
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (Jn. 3:16).
The Gospel in Simple Terms
Romans: An Interactive Study (Chapters 1-8)
The Presentation of the Gospel to the Lost
Sermons, Lessons, Books about the Gospel and Gospel Ministry
The Assurance of Conversion
From Grace to Glory
by Octavius Winslow
“I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”―2 Tim. 1:12
If there is one question involving our personal well-being upon which, above all others, there should not linger the shade of a shadow of uncertainty and doubt, it is the momentous question of our conversion to God―our preparedness for death and eternity. Other questions relating to the present life may reasonably admit of distrust and postponement, even of indifference and neglect; but, the question of our New Birth―the issues of which are solemn as eternity―admits of no uncertainty or delay.
In the preceding pages we have represented the new nature of the believer as a thing visible in its transforming effects. The spiritual change of the heart is evidenced by the moral revolution of the life. The world beholding it, exclaims, “Old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new!” Now, if this great moral change is thus so evident to those who only trace its external evidence, how much more so should it be to the regenerate themselves! Surely, if others recognize and acknowledge it, we ourselves ought to be quite sure that we have passed from death unto life―are born again of the Spirit. Such is the holy state which we purpose in the present chapter to present―such the truth we shall endeavor to unfold―the believer’s spiritual certainty, or, Divine authenticity, of his conversion to God. “I know whom I have believed.” The points we shall briefly illustrate are―real conversion a self-evidencing fact―the way this assurance may be attained, and then the blessedness of its attainment.