The Evangelism Committee of the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland presents this pamphlet to the reading public with enthusiasm. The truth that the author of this pamphlet presents is of the greatest interest to the life of the church and the child of God in the world. It is the precious truth of the assurance of one‚Äôs salvation, that is, the absolute assurance and confidence that one is elect, a child of God, and the heir of all the blessings of salvation that are ours in the cross of Jesus Christ and by the application of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. It is in the confidence of this truth that the Apostle trumpets in Romans 8 that the believer, in the face of a host of differing trials and tribulations, is more than a conqueror. About this same confidence the Apostle says in 1 Corinthians 15 that the absence of it makes us of all men most miserable.
Over against this precious truth of the assurance of salvation the author earnestly contends with the error that, under the guise of piety, inexcusably robs many souls of this comfort of the gospel by making assurance a fruit of our working, and by denying that assurance is of the essence of faith