Assurance of Salvation

“giving light to the eyes of your heart to know the hope of his calling, which is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints and  which is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us, those who believe, according to the outworking of his power and might.” (Ephesians 1:18-19) And thus,… Read More

Questions of Assurance

“who is the downpayment of our inheritance, into the redemption of his possession, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14) The classic definition of faith is found in Hebrews 1:11: “And faith is the essence of that which is hoped for, the proof of things not seen.” This is a definition which we have… Read More

Forgiveness, Everlasting Righteousness, and Salvations for Others and for Me

One of the beauties of the Heidelberg Catechism is that much of its language is found in the first person — “I” believe this to be true or that applies to “me.” Unlike many of the other Reformed Catechisms and Confessions, this makes Heidelberg stand out as a very personal and intimate profession of belief… Read More