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Love, Christ’s Cross, and Christian Assurance

by Bill Love

Nothing is so liberating as the sure knowledge that we are right with God, that we are secure in his love for eternity.

Our faith, like our works and our knowledge, is always imperfect. The love of God at Golgotha is strong, steady and forever sufficient. While our faith, hope and love wax and wane, the cross is eternal, solid and forever. There will never be a time when Jesus has not died for you and me. . . .

How desperately we need to believe that we are truly justified in the cross of Christ! An elderly Christian woman on her deathbed was terrified and said, ‘I just don’t know, I don’t know if I’ve done enough!’ Indeed she had not done enough. Could she have done enough Jesus need never have come. But Jesus had done more than enough and she had already accepted his gift. Despite her fears she was justified in the blood of Christ and safe with God for eternity.

— Bill Love was a preacher at the Bering Drive Church of Christ in Houston, Texas from 1974-1996. He went Home in 2004.




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That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10