Blessed Assurance – 1 John 5:18

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13).

I hope that you too have the comfort of truly knowing salvation in Jesus Christ and the assurance of eternal life with him.

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2 responses to “Blessed Assurance – 1 John 5:18

  1. What do you think of the verses that contradict (or seem to contradict) this one? Do you ever worry that you aren’t assured your place in Heaven?

  2. Certainly I have my moments when I struggle with that assurance. I know my thoughts and deeds. I see the wicked sinner that looks back at me in the mirror. Then I return to the cross where Jesus bled and died for those sins. I return to the promises contained within God’s word. When I look at myself, I worry. When I look to Jesus, I quit worrying. The Bible is very clear that we can have that assurance. My faith is in my Lord who does not change. My faith is not in the strength of my feelings of assurance.

    Are there particular verses that you struggle with?