How can I be quite sure of Salvation?

Such is the question often asked by the anxious soul.

There is only one way of being sure. Once we have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, we have got abundance of evidence in God’s Word of two things.

First, God’s acceptance of the work of Christ as performed on behalf of sinners. This is proved by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Second, God’s acceptance of the sinner, who puts his trust in the Lord, and the bestowal upon him of salvation, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life.

Salvation! “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

Forgiveness of sins! “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake” (1 John 2:12).

Eternal life! “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).

Acceptance! “He hath made us accepted in the Beloved” (Eph. 1:6).

“We believe and are SURE” (John 6:69).

Gospel Tidings Annual 1915, p. 144