ASSURANCE OF FAITH: The Firm Foundation of Christian Hope PB
Louis Berkhof (1873-1957) is best known for his one volume "Systematic Theology", that has gone through numerous editions and been translated in numerous languages. Here we have the humble genius of Berkhof in a small but priceless study on the subject close to the heart of everyone concerned about eternity. In his own words: "This little book is born of the conviction that the subject of the assurance of faith deserves more attention that it often receives in the present day. We are not living in an age in which Christian certitude can be taken for granted. The enemy is exerting himself to destroy the foundation which God has laid for our faith in his excellent Word. Doubts respecting the most fundamental truths of the Bible are rampant everywhere and are making inroads in the Church of Jesus Christ. Question-marks are fast taking the place of positive assertions of the truth. Such an atmosphere is not conducive to the assurance of salvation, but threatens to rob the Christian of this precious gem. It is hoped that this little treatise may be of some service in the cultivation of assurance especially among our rising generation."