2023 Spring Evening Class with Dr. Cornelis Venema

Join us as Dr. Cornelis Venema leads us in a 4-part evening class, Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine: The Assurance of Salvation in Historical, Biblical, Confessional, and Pastoral Perspective. In the history of the Christian church and in the life of believers, the issue of the assurance of salvation is of special importance. The question of assurance was at the heart of Reformation debates regarding the doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone. This class will address questions like: Does assurance of salvation properly belong to true faith? On what grounds is assurance based? Why do some believers lack assurance? How should assurance be cultivated?

The class will begin at 7:30 p.m. on four Thursday nights (March 2, 9, 16, and 23). The class will meet for 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute break and then another 45 minutes, and then a time of Question and Answer. The topics covered in the course will be as follows:

March 2: The Assurance of Salvation in Biblical and Historical Perspective

March 9: The Assurance of Salvation in Calvin and Luther

March 16: The Assurance of Salvation in the Reformed Confessions: Does assurance belong to the ‘essence” of true faith?

March 23: The Assurance of Salvation in Pastoral Perspective


The cost of this class is free! On-campus registration can be found here. Click here for live-stream registration.