MetaSchema: FAQ - What is Assurance? // Free Grace Theology Blog -- I Know that I Believe I Have 5 Fingers On My Right Hand
Great discussion going on over at Earl's blog on the subject of assurance. I disagree fundamentally with Earl's explanation of assurance.
Matthew, please excuse me for doing this (forgive me, I have never done this before, and I don't plan on doing it again!). I don't wish to take the spotlight off of Earl's post that provides 5 fundamental basis for the appropriation of an "assurance" that, by virtue of its basis, cannot be certain, and all the discussion going on there. It really is great.
Yet, I asked some very vital questions concerning Earl's view on his blog in the comment meta that have not been answered. I took those questions and made them into a post on my blog:
I Know that I Believe I Have 5 Fingers on my Right Hand
Also, Bobby Grow has a discussion concerning assurance on his blog:
Calvin Wasn’t an Empericist: Assurance Found in the Work of Christ vs. the Fruit of the Elect