Monday, June 04, 2012

Book review - Secure and Sure.

Robert N. Wilkin answers one simple question in Secure and Sure. Can I know for sure that I am saved and going to Heaven? To answer this question Dr. Wilkin urges his readers to follow the book's subtitle, Grasping the Promises of God.

In an easily read 206 pages Wilkin shows clearly and concisely that it is possible to be sure that one is eternally secure. He also examines why this security is in such disrepute within modern Christianity and why it is essential to understand how Jesus preached that believers could know for sure where their eternal home is. Dr. Wilkin examines the pitfalls of lacking assurance and the benefits of possessing it. He clearly demonstrates that the source for one's assurance of salvation is the promises of God, not anything done or felt by the believer.

To end the book Dr. Wilkin takes the time to examine two prominent evangelical leaders and their views on assurance. He uses quotes from conversations he has had with them along with information from their own writings to establish what they teach. He then carefully compares their teachings to Scripture to see if what they say is true.

For each assertion he makes or doctrinal position examined, Dr. Wilkin uses Scripture as his yardstick rather than any theological system. The reader is constantly pushed to examined the referenced passages for himself and see if the author is correct or in error. The included study guide, Scripture index, subject index, and annotated bibliography make such an examination accessible to most any reader.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about studying the Bible or who is seeking assurance of their eternal home. It may cross up dearly held belief systems but it clearly examines the promises that God gives His people and how they impact our lives. Part of that impact is that we can be Secure and Sure in our salvation.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I agree that this is a wonderful book. I've been giving it as a gift to High School and College graduates for a few years now because I couldn't think of a better gift to give. Hope GES always keeps them in stock for that reason. I don't know of any other book that covers the subject of assurance of salvation like this one. AWESOME BOOK~!!!