Assurance of Salvation
A Sermon on Romans 10:9-10
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (ESV)
Are you assured of your salvation? Can you even be sure that you are saved, or is salvation something that only God can know? Perhaps you once had assurance, but now you are doubting your faith. Does this mean that you are not saved? In his sermon on Romans 10:9-10, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers these questions by bringing us to Scripture. In the Bible, we see that the answer is much more gracious and loving than the answers given to us commonly by man. We are reminded that salvation is a work of God, not of man, and how wonderful this truth is! If salvation was dependent on our works, we should have no assurance. Think about how often you fail on the simplest of tasks and how often you let down those you love most. Yet saving faith is given to us by God, and because this is the case, we can rest in the assurance that God is the author of our salvation. Dr. Lloyd-Jones will show us that it is the object of our faith that gives us assurance, and it is God’s desire for every Christian to be assured of their salvation. Thank God, He does not leave us in the dark but has given us a way to be bold in our salvation.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.