Gospel Assurance and Warnings by Paul Washer manages to catapult and admonish the believer to examine oneself as to whether you are in the faith. His constant reference of Scripture assures the reader that these are not his own thoughts or reasonings but the truth found in the Word of God. The dangers of false conversion, following the lusts of the flesh and indulging in its desires is plainly and sincerely depicted as a contradiction to the Gospel.
Although, I have heard various teachings by Paul Washer, this is the first book I have read by him. It was an eye-opener from the preface of the book.
The book is divided into two parts, however, the message is one:
Part One: Biblical Assurance and Part Two: Gospel Warnings or Warnings to Empty Confessors. The writer clearly points out the dangers of modern evangelicalism and false conversion all while drawing the reader to the love and hope found in Scripture. Guiding the reader through 1 John, Washer invites the reader to reflect upon their life and see if it bears fruit of genuine conversion or if the manner of living bears more resemblance to an unbelieving world all the while encouraging the reader that He who began a good work will carry it onto completion.
The writer encourages the reader to seek assurance of their conversion through Biblical discipline and the regeneration which proceeds from the Spirit of God. Washers sincerity and his love for the souls is evident in his writing.
I enjoyed this book immensely and its encouragement to remain rooted in the Truth of Jesus is invaluable.
I recommend this book to anyone who desires to glean assurance from Scripture the foundation to establish and maintain their salvation.
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