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), p225-226. Used by permission.