Throughout that study God gave me eyes to see that clinging to the cross of Christ – and NOTHING else – for my righteousness would change my life, quite literally, forever. Within the past few months, however, the conviction had grown to a point where I felt confident the Spirit of God (especially through the teaching of His Word) was leading me to do it. Learn more. Taylor Gilman December 8, 2016 blog Leave a Comment.
Insurance in South Africa describes a mechanism in that country for the reduction or minimisation of loss, owing to the constant exposure of people and assets to risks (be they natural or financial or personal). BUT GOD, being infinitely rich in mercy, revealed His perfect truth to my wicked heart and gave me the gift of repentance by the blood of His Son and the power of His Spirit. I was especially struck, and deeply concerned, by the fact that genuine godly grief over sin had not been a reality for me my entire “Christian” life. Our destiny is not determined by whether we know Jesus but by whether He knows us. Such people may think or hope they are saved but may not have full assurance that they are. Suppose the right doctrine is the doctrine of justification by faith alone, which means justification by Christ alone, and someone says he understands that the only way he can be saved is by putting his faith in Jesus and resting on His righteousness alone. What complicates the whole question of assurance is the fourth group: those who are not saved but think that they are. After all, I’ve gone to church for forty years, I have been a Sunday school teacher, I’ve given money to the church and other good causes, and I’ve never murdered anyone or committed adultery.” The confidence of such people is based upon their own goodness, which is not the biblical understanding of salvation. Can we think we have saving faith and not have it? He says further that he is indeed resting on Christ, that he has faith, and that therefore he is sure that he is in a state of salvation. Taylor GilmanDecember 8, 2016blogLeave a Comment, Paul says in 2 Corinthians 7:9-10: “As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting.
Can we have it and not be sure we have it? The story revolves around how a fictitious company is damaged by the actions of its executive directors and a lack of courage and vigilance from its Board. I didn’t tell a single person about this sin at the time, and I also had no godly sorrow over it. False Assurance covers many topical issues experienced by board and audit committee chairs, including cyber security risks, anti-bribery controls, executive compensation packages, whistle-blowing procedures and the reliability of internal investigations. Donate Now. I “asked Jesus into my heart” at the age of five and then “rededicated my life to Christ” in sixth grade at a Christian youth conference. I was always known as a “goody-goody” and was praised for my strong faith and good works. I am eternally grateful and deeply humbled to declare that all by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on behalf of a wretch like me, repentance is now a huge part of my life.
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