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Tackling the difficult topic of assurance of faith J. D Greear writes for the everyday believer to encourage and reassure.
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‘Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart’ is a interesting title for a Christian book... and inside you’ll find the confessions of J.D. Greear, in which he holds his hand up and says “I lacked the assurance of my salvation”.
According to Greear he’s not alone. He describes this doubt as an epidemic among evangelical Christians that is the result of “asking Jesus into your heart” gospel presentations. A false assurance is an unsteady foundation to build your life upon.
So Greear has written a doctrine of assurance, referring to our belief as a posture towards God’s promises. He explains assurance as an ongoing revelation rather than an on/off switch. Also, Greear answer the difficult questions many struggle with:
• How should we define faith?
• What is repentance?
• Can we lose our salvation?
Written for everyday believers, Greear never wonders in to the dark theological woods without his enlighten writing style and always speaks a reassuring pastor. Both teenagers and adults struggling with doubt will benefit from reading this book.
“Assurance is the soil from which the fruits of the spirit grow. Assurance is the catalyst for radical acts of obedience. Assurance of the love of God for you is what produces love for God in you.” – J.D. Greear.
J. D. Greear is lead pastor of The Summit Church, a multi-site congregation in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He holds an M.Div. in International Church Planting and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Greear also lived and worked among Muslims in Southeast Asia for two years and wrote 'Breaking the Islam Code'. He and his wife have four children.
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear was published by B & H Publishing Group in February 2013 and is our 22261st best seller. The ISBN for Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart is 9781433679216.
Foward by Paige Patterson (respected Evangelical Biblical Scholar and author of 'The Apostle's Anointing)
1. Baptised Four Times
2. Does God Even Want Us to Have Assurance?
3. Jesus in My Place
4. What is Belief?
5. What is Repentance?
6. If "Once Saved, Always Saved", Why Does the Bible Seem to Warn Us So Often about Losing Our Salvation?
7. The Evidence You Have Believed
8. When You Continue to Doubt
Appendix 1: What About Baptism?
Appendix 2: The Indispensable Link between Assurance and the Doctrine of Justification by Faith Alone
“Salvation is a serious issue. This book will be a help for those who wrestle with their position before God and a wake-up call for those with false confidence. I recommend it highly.” – Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor at The Village Church.
“Warmly personal. Immensely helpful. Wonderfully practical. Thoroughly biblical.” – David Platt, pastor and author of bestselling book ‘Radical’.
“This book should help you know how to place your conscience in the Lord’s hands, where it can be a tool greatly used by God, as it was in Augustine’s life, or Martin Luther’s.” – Dr. Mark Denver, pastor and author of ‘9 Marks of the Healthy Church’.
|Author / Artist||J.D. Greear|
|Publisher||B & H Publishing Group (February 2013)|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Page last updated||5th February 2015|