John Piper on When a Christian Should Question Their Salvation

John Piper speaks at the Cross for the Nations Conference on Dec. 29, 2020. | Cross for the Nations 2020

Theologian John Piper is weighing in on how often Christians should question their salvation, stressing that Scripture points out some substantial distinctions as to what that means.

In response to a question from a listener in a Friday episode of his podcast, the renowned Reformed author and former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis distinguished testing oneself to see if he or she is truly a believer in Jesus versus living like a true Christian.

Asked about the meaning of 2 Corinthians 13:5, which reads “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith,” and how often such examination should occur in the life of a Christian, Piper said a strategic and psychological difference exists when approaching the question of whether one is in the faith.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter

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