Gospel, Baptism, and Assurance
In this TGC video, J.D. Greear, Greg Gilbert, and I have a conversation about finding assurance in Christ’s finished work for us, recovering the gospel as the best motivation for long-lasting obedience, and defining the gospel biblically.
This discussion reminds me of something I posted a couple years ago: “Gospel Confrontation and Gospel Comfort.” An excerpt:
We all need the gospel.
Some people think they are Christians because of a one-time decision that never bore genuine fruit in life. They need gospel confrontation: the gospel changes us.
Others doubt they are Christians because they recognize their sinfulness. They need gospel comfort: the gospel saves us.
The gospel should comfort the conflicted and confront the comfortable.