In this TGC video, J.D. Greear, Greg Gilbert, and I have a conversation about finding assurance in Christ’s finished work for us, recovering the gospel as the best motivation for long-lasting obedience, and defining the gospel biblically.

This discussion reminds me of something I posted a couple years ago: “Gospel Confrontation and Gospel Comfort.”  An excerpt:

We all need the gospel.

Some people think they are Christians because of a one-time decision that never bore genuine fruit in life. They need gospel confrontation: the gospel changes us.

Others doubt they are Christians because they recognize their sinfulness. They need gospel comfort: the gospel saves us.

The gospel should comfort the conflicted and confront the comfortable.

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3 thoughts on “Gospel, Baptism, and Assurance”

  1. Don Sartain says:

    I loved that video. Greear so eloquently points out that our confidence in salvation is built on the works of God, not merely our “decision” or confession.

  2. Sylvia says:

    Great discussion. Thanks for posting, Trevin.

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Trevin Wax


​Trevin Wax is managing editor of The Gospel Project at LifeWay Christian Resources, husband to Corina, father to Timothy, Julia, and David. You can follow him on Twitter. Click here for Trevin’s full bio.

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