How can you be sure that you are saved? Maybe you have asked or been asked that question. Many people will point back to a stroll down the church aisle or a prayer that they once prayed. However, Scripture does not counsel us to place our trust and hope in such experiences. Thabiti Anyabwile has written an excellent post showing us how Scripture addresses this question. He concludes with this:
If we lack assurance, one remedy is being with and loving God’s people. It’s another argument for the centrality of the local church and the necessity of our meaningful involvement in her. As Mark Dever sometimes puts it, “The local church is like an assurance of salvation co-op.” I think he stole that from the Bible.
Do you lack the assurance of salvation? Here’s one remedy: Join a church. Love the people. Receive assurance.
You can read the whole post here.