The importance of the Lordâ€™s Supper is that it is an objective truth. It is an immovable pillar in the midst of the shaking sands of our turbulent emotions, cultural upheaval, global uncertainty. Here is solid ground upon which your faith might stand, and stand firm.
A mistake that many make is to acknowledge a doctrine of salvation that is Scripturally sound: â€œI am saved by Christ alone;â€ they nod along vigorously and would gladly affirm this as true. And of course, this is marvelously and eternally true. However, when confronted with the question of their own assurance of this salvation, they go looking in all the dusty nooks and all the cobwebbed crannies of their own feelings.
The ground of your salvation and the assurance of your salvation are not in you. Just as your righteousness, filthy as it is, stained by sin as it is, is not the ground of your justification, neither are your inner feelings the ground of your assurance. Your salvation is here. Your assurance is here.
Christ saves sinners. Porn junkies, sodomites, religious hypocrites, women and doctors who abort babies, the politicians who advocate for it, liars, murderers, cheats, and idolaters. Christ came to forgive such sinners who turn in faith to him. He came not only to save sinners great and small, but that they all might rest assured in the objective salvation He won for them.
When so great a Savior is set before you, donâ€™t draw back. Come to Him. Your salvation is a gift. Your assurance is a gift. Receive it now, with the simple faith of a grateful heart. Donâ€™t try to gauge whether you feel assured, rather ask, â€œDo I believe what God says?â€ He says, â€œAll who come to me, I will in no wise cast out.â€
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christâ€¦