Pastor Grasso explains that it is possible to be a real Christian and lose your assurance of salvation. God will sometimes remove assurance from a true believer for his good. If this is you, you ought to pursue assurance by making a diligent use of the means of grace.
Pastor Grasso explains the three grounds for assurance: the promises of God, the evidence of inward graces, and the witness of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Grasso explains what the assurance of salvation is, its relationship to Calvinism, the possibility of attaining it, and the duty of every Christian to seek it.
Pastor Grasso explains the relationship between adoption, justification, sanctification, and regeneration, showing that adoption is God’s declaration of sonship. Then, Pastor Grasso explains some of the privileges that belong to all of those who are sons by adoption.
Pastor Grasso addresses the similarities and differences between justification and sanctification and shows the danger of collapsing the two.
In part 4 on justification pastor Grasso explains how one is justified: by faith. This is the only instrument in justification. Works cannot save as the Catholics teach, neither can faith itself be the basis of justification as the Arminians teach. Faith laying hold of Christ is the only hope for the Christian.
In part 3 on justification pastor Grasso explains how Christ’s work is the basis for justification. The righteousness given to a believer is that of Jesus Christ. Pastor Grasso shows how the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension all contribute to our justification.
In part 2 on justification pastor Grasso explains that the nature of justification has two elements: the forgiveness of sins and a positive declaration of righteousness.
In part 1 on justification pastor Grasso explains the nature of justification, particularly that it is a judicial sentence of righteousness.
Pastor Grasso explains the short comings of universalism in its various forms. God’s judgment is real and rather than deny the implications of its reality by asserting that every person will be saved, one ought to turn to Christ.
Christians often used the language of being “saved”, but what are they saved from? Pastor Grasso answers in this episode.