Regarding the topic of how to tell if someone is a true Christian, Jonathan Edwards, in his work entitled "A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, wrote:
“There is no question whatsoever, that is of greater importance to mankind, and what is more concerns every individual person to be well resolved in, than this: What are the distinguishing qualifications of those that are in favor with God, and entitled to his eternal rewards?”
This series looks at the question of what the true evidences of salvation are. Answers are provided from five key passages of Scripture and a tour through Edward's book.
This message examines the critiques surrounding the Great Awakening in America and looks at how Jonathan Edwards responded to critics who were claiming that those taking place in the revivals back then were not truly converted. It also presents overview material of how a person can tell who is a Christian, and the ends by looking at the beginning of the Beatitudes in Luke.
This message continues to examine the question "what are the evidences of true, saving faith?", and looks at the end of the Beatitudes as well as the parable of the ten virgins, both found in Matthew's gospel.
This message continues to examine the question "what are the evidences of true, saving faith?", and looks at the parable of the sower and the parable of the wheat and the tares.
This message concludes the series that attempts to answer the question "what are the evidences of true, saving faith?", and summarizes the findings from the five passages of Scripture of Christ's teaching on the subject.