D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The ultimate end and object of salvation is not merely that we should be forgiven, but that we who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ should become children of God. Christians are meant to know that they are sons of God; they are meant to have a full assurance of faith. But how can we obtain this assurance? What do we have to do to know that we are well pleasing in God's sight and it is well with our souls?
The author suggests that the best was to approach this question is to look at some examples of men and women of Scripture who have rejoiced in this assurance. To that end he leads us to the gallery of saints in Hebrews 11 - Abel, Enoch, Abraham and Moses - men who triumphed because they were sure of their relationship to their Heavenly Father. He tells us that if we are lacking in assurance nothing is more profitable than to discover what brought them to this position of assurance.
Do we know that we are the children of God? Has God given us the witness and the testimony that we are his people? Do we know that, by grace, we are the heirs of salvation? In this series of sermons Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows how we can banish all our dark misgivings and come to a position of clear Scriptural assurance.