Editor's Note: R. C. Sproul answers the question "how can I be assured that I am among the chosen?"
How Can I Be Assured That I Am Among the Chosen?
Jesus says in the upper room to Judas, “what you have to do, do quickly. Go do it.” And then, when he talks to Peter, says, "you're going to deny me."
[Peter responds] "Oh, no, no, not a chance."
"Simon, Simon, Satan would have you and sift you like wheat. You’re simple, duck soup for Satan. But I have prayed for you."
The personal gratification that that gives to my soul is immeasurable. And that's why we have to understand the work of Jesus, that he not only is King, but that he is our great High Priest who intercedes for us every hour of every day. And when the Lord Jesus Christ prays for his weak disciples, there's no question of whether or not they're going to turn. We're capable of serious and radical falls from grace, but never total and final falls because we're being preserved by our Savior. And that's where my assurance comes in.
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