When we first become Christians, many of us struggle with assurance of salvation. We are not secure in our identity with Christ. We are warned in the Bible not to fall away from the faith. We wrestle with questions, such as “How will I know if I will persevere in the faith? How do I know that I won’t encounter a situation in which I will walk away from what I know be true?” Especially “What do I do with the verses in Hebrews which seem to suggest that as a Christian, I can finally reject the gospel and claims of Christ at the peril of my soul?” You will find the answers to all of these questions and more in this book. This book was written as a text book for seminary students. I want to compel any of you that may be struggling with assurance of salvation or who are looking for answers to any questions about the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints to take the time to read this book. We are told to strive to enter the narrow gate, and if we have doubts about our faith, we need to find the answers so that we may answer the many calls to grow and mature in the faith. We are commanded to count the cost of following Christ and not to build our house on sinking sand. The direction of our lives and eternal life is at stake. This is the best book on the market to find the answers to what you need to know.
If you are having problems with this subject, please take the time necessary to get the answers you need. Our faith will be weak without them, and our light will not shine before the world the way it could if we are not secure in our joining to Christ. When you have these questions answered, you will have more conviction in your profession of faith and grow more in your knowledge and understanding of the Bible. In addition, you will be a more obedient follower and will be more confident in your evangelism to reach a world that that does not have the hope that is in you.