THE BLESSED ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
I John 5:13
The Saviour meets each person in a different way. It
is faith in Him that saves.
As I go up and down the land in revival meetings,
again and again people come to me with that greatest
of all worries, "Am I saved or not?"
Read I John 5:13 carefully, if you have ever doubted
your own salvation, or if you are an unsaved soul:
"These things have I written unto you that believe on
the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye
have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name
of the Son of God."
John Writes To Believers
The books of the Bible were written for a purpose.
First John was written to tell people how they might
know that they are saved. Some people think that if a
person does not have full, complete assurance of his
salvation, he is lost. That is not true. There are
many people who are living under a shadow. There are
many people who have very little real happiness and
joy, who, nevertheless, are saved souls. John is
written to those who believe, that they might know
that they have eternal life. They are already saved,
but they are not assured of their salvation. These
verses tell me plainly that there are people who are
saved---people who believe on Jesus and trust Him, and
yet they are constantly worrying as to whether or not
they are going to be in heaven.
The Basic Assurance
It is believers who are saved---not feelers and not
workers. The person who confuses believing with his
emotions will always be upset. If you trust your
emotions, which come today and are gone tomorrow, you
will never have any happiness, peace, or joy. But, if
you are trust in your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
as the basis of your assurance, then everything is all
right with your soul. It is not workers who are saved.
It is believers. It is believers on the Lord.
Right after my conversi ...
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