Today we tackle a crucial issue - assurance of salvation. Our guest will speak on the power and beauty of true, secure assurance of faith: the heartfelt conviction that one belongs to Christ through faith and will enjoy everlasting salvation. Our guest will clarify what the basis of Christian assurance is and then examines how that assurance should affect the life of every Christian.
Current events offer Christian believers a daily reminder that we live in a fallen world. This isn’t the Garden of Eden any more. Instead, we are surrounded by pain and disappointment and sin. In truth, we are living in the wild. Join us as we learn how to live in exile until that great day we are welcomed home.
Dr. Joel R. Beeke has pastored for more than forty years in three churches. He is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (since 1994), a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan (since 1986), editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written and co-authored one hundred books (most recently, Reformed Systematic Theology, Reformed Preaching: Preaching God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life; Knowing and Growing in Assurance; and Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination), edited another one hundred books, and contributed 2,500 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. He is presently working on writing a systematic theology and a book on preaching from the preacher’s heart to the listener’s heart.
Dan DeWitt is the Director for the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity, Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Before joining the faculty of Cedarville University, Dr. Dan DeWitt served in academic and pastoral roles as Lead Pastor of the Campus Church, a campus of Highview Baptist Church, which met on the campus of the University of Louisville, and as Dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate program for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He started the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity in his first year at Cedarville in the fall of 2016. He is the author of Jesus or Nothing, Christ or Chaos, Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World, and The Friend Who Forgives.