Assured

Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation

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"Stop worrying. Read Assured, don't give up, and rest in your salvation."--Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up

Despite our professions of belief, our baptisms, and our membership in the church, many of us secretly wonder, Am I truly saved? We worry that our love for Jesus isn't fervent enough (or isn't as fervent as someone else's). We worry that our faith isn't strong enough. We struggle through the continuing presence of sin in our lives. All this steals the joy of our salvation and can lead us into a life characterized by legalism, perfectionism, and works righteousness--the very life Jesus freed us from at the cross!

But Greg Gilbert has a message for the anxious believer--be assured. Assured that your salvation experience was real. Assured that your sins--past, present, and future--are forgiven. Assured that everyone stumbles. Assured that Jesus is not your judge but your advocate. With deep compassion, Gilbert encourages you to release your guilt, shame, and anxiety to rejoice in and follow hard after the One who set you free.


"In this brilliant new book, Greg Gilbert cuts through the fog of confusion surrounding our questions--and fears--related to assurance. Bristling with cinematic imagery and clear-eyed biblical reflection, Assured will reanchor you on Christ, the solid rock. All other ground is sinking sand."--Matt Smethurst, managing editor, The Gospel Coalition

"That fact that Christians are assured of salvation is one of the greatest truths of God's Word, one of the most cherished affirmations of the Reformation, and one of the central pillars of the faithful Christian life. In this timely book, Greg Gilbert, a tremendously gifted and faithful pastor-theologian, presents a powerful case for assurance with deep biblical and pastoral insight."--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Greg Gilbert (MDiv, Southern Seminary) is the author of Favor and What Is the Gospel? The senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, he lives with his wife, Moriah, and their three children in Kentucky, where he enjoys basketball, coffee, and Thai food.


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"I love Greg Gilbert's message for the Christian who continues to struggle, for the believer who doesn't quite have it together, for the follower who has trouble . . . following. Jesus said change is afoot and he will give you a hand, but it will not be complete until the day of reckoning. So, stop worrying. Read Assured, don't give up, and rest in your salvation."

Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up

"If you've been a Christian for any length of time, you've asked the question. Perhaps you're haunted by it now. How do I really know I'm saved? In this brilliant new book, Greg Gilbert cuts through the fog of confusion surrounding our questions--and fears--related to assurance. Bristling with cinematic imagery and clear-eyed biblical reflection, Assured will reanchor you on Christ, the solid rock. All other ground is sinking sand."

Matt Smethurst, managing editor, The Gospel Coalition

"That fact that Christians are assured of salvation is one of the greatest truths of God's Word, one of the most cherished affirmations of the Reformation, and one of the central pillars of the faithful Christian life. In this timely book, Greg Gilbert, a tremendously gifted and faithful pastor-theologian, presents a powerful case for assurance with deep biblical and pastoral insight. The fact that Greg is my own pastor just makes me all the more thankful for him--and for this book."

R. Albert Mohler Jr, president, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


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  1. Greg Gilbert

    Greg Gilbert

    Greg Gilbert (MDiv, Southern Seminary) is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Moriah, and their three children, where he enjoys basketball, coffee, and Thai food.

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