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Chapter 18

Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation

1 I. Assurance is possible
  A. The danger of this possibility
  B. The fact of this possibility
2 II. Assurance is infallible
  A. The fact of its infallibility

1. Stated negatively


2. Stated positively

  B The roots of its infallibility

1. The promises of the gospel


2. The marks of grace


3. The testimony of the Spirit

  C. The fruits of its infallibility
3 III. Assurance is attainable
  A. The difficulty of attaining assurance
  B. The provision for attaining assurance
  C. The duty of attaining assurance
4 IV. Assurance is variable
  A. The fact of this variation
  B. The reasons for this variation
  C. The limits of this variation

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p. 225-226. Used by permission.

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