Can we be sure of anything? Some philosophers will tell you we can’t. After
COVID-19 arrived last year and shook up our lives, nothing seemed certain.
We can have assurance, though. God desires for every believer to have assurance of salvation. Sadly, many Christians struggle daily with doubt as it pertains to their eternal destiny. Some even believe it’s impossible to know with certainty that a person is eternally saved. At other times, believers who are not sure of their salvation find themselves plunged into the depths of doubt and despair, uncertain of whether or not God has truly forgiven them. Others allow their own self-condemnation to smother the assurance God desires for them to have.
But we can be assured of assurance! The apostle John stated this clearly in 1 John 5:13: “I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” We have God’s assurance of eternal life even as we have the assurance of our forgiveness.