Saturday, December 10, 2016
What Is Your Assurance and Peace Grounded On?
"Assurance and peace are to be found by resting on the Word of God. The ground of both is outside of ourselves. Feelings have nothing to do with either. Deliverance from judgment is by the Finished Work of Christ, and by that alone. Nothing else will avail. Religious experiences, ordinances, self-sacrifice, church membership, works of mercy, cultivation of character, avail nothing.
The first thing for me, as a poor lost sinner, to make sure of is, Am I relying upon what Christ did for sinners? AM I PERSONALLY TRUSTING IN THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST? If I am not, if instead, under the eloquence and moving appeals of some evangelist, I have decided to turn over a new leaf, and endeavor to live a better life, and I have “gone forward” and taken the preacher’s hand, and if he has told me that I am now saved and ready to “join the church,” and doing so I feel happy and contented — my peace is a false one, and I shall end in the Lake of Fire, unless God in His grace disillusions me.”
~ Arthur Pink, "Gleanings in Exodus"