Stop asking Jesus into your heart:How to know for sure you are saved
January 30, 2015
Age: Over 65
Excellent for people who do prayer room or participate in evangelism teams. We must give a full explanation of the meaning of Commitment, or we become part of the problem of the new believer's lack of assurance and growth.
I have bought 6 to share with my Evangelism Explosion Level 2 students. These are the ones who will be doing most of the asking, "Would you like to receive the free gift of eternal life?"
I am so glad I got the chance to read this book. It was a simple, straightforward book targeted at people just like me who grew up in the church and got the idea that maybe you needed to keep asking Jesus into your heart to be sure that you are saved. And I suppose that this would help anyone struggling with the issue of whether he/she is truly a Christian.
I probably heard an "altar call" message practically every Sunday that I was growing up. I made the decision to "walk the aisle" and "ask Jesus into my heart" when i was about six or seven. I knew that I understood what I was doing, and there was a genuine change within me. However, as per normal, I heard that "altar call" message again, and I began to doubt my salvation. I don't remember how many times I "prayed the prayer" just to be sure that I was going to heaven.
This book addresses these and other topics such as losing one's salvation, "once saved always saved," and more. The book is easy to understand, i.e., it is written in English rather than "church speak." Although these are things that I long ago understood, so it was more of a review for me. But it is nice to read a book like this with solid theology and well-organized thoughts. I would recommend this to anyone who may be struggling with his/her salvation. The author puts forth a Biblical solution to your worries and concerns.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Examines the subject of assurance of salvation from Scripture and his own personal experiences. The author handles some tricky passages as well as extends grace in those areas that are not perfectly clear from Scripture. Very succinct and a very easy read. Recommend to any one especially those who struggle with assurance.