The Nature and Basis of Assurance by A.W. Pink

At the commencement of Matthew 5 we find the Lord Jesus pronouncing blessed a certain class of people. They are not named as “believers” or saints,” but instead are described by their characters; and it is only by comparing ourselves and others with the description that the Lord Jesus there gave, that we are enabled to identify such. First, He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” To be “poor in spirit” is to have a feeling sense that in me, that is, in my flesh, “there dwelleth no good thing” (Rom. 7:18). It is ...

Are You Born Again? – J.C. Ryle

Upon discovery of the writings and sermons of J.C. Ryle some years ago of which had occured due to hunger and thirst for the truth of the Word of God, the following is a splendid exhortation of what it truly means to be “Born Again,” sadly, today,  this pearl of truth has been watered down and washed away midst the muddied tidal wave of postmodern emergent pragmatism. Are You Born Again? This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” ...