The doctrine of assurance of salvation is summed up perfectly in 1 John 5:11-13.  It begins by claiming to be a testimony given under apostolic authority.  In other words you can count on it. What is the testimony?  The testimony is that God has given believers eternal life.  Eternal life is in the Son, Jesus Christ.  Those who have Christ as their Savior have eternal life.  To make it clear that only those who have Christ as their Savior have eternal life, John...

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