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Author: Jeremy Pierre
Words of Encouragement for Christians Who Doubt Their Salvation
Countless Christians are weighed down with fear that God doesn’t truly love them. Although they have heard and affirmed the gospel, repented of their sins, and turned to Christ, the depths of their sin or long stretches of suffering have eroded away any sense of assurance. Is it possible for Christians to be confident in their salvation?
With pastoral wisdom, Jeremy Pierre encourages doubt-filled Christians with the truths of Scripture. He shifts their perspective to see themselves as God sees them, comforts their hearts with the abundant love initiated by God, and teaches them to receive this love through the gifts Christ has given them: God’s word, prayer, and the fellowship of the church. Readers will learn to find rest in the unlimited knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
- Short, Accessible Format: A helpful resource for church leaders to give to Christians who are doubting their salvation
- Sympathetic and Pastoral: Written by a pastor and counselor who has helped many people wrestling with assurance of salvation and has experienced this struggle himself
- Biblical: Encourages believers with the writings of the apostle John to uncertain Christians
About the author:
Jeremy Pierre (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the chair of the department of biblical counseling and the Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Biblical Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church and serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Jeremy and his wife, Sarah, live in Louisville, Kentucky, and have five children.
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