Doctrine of Assurance

Many people in the church today are plagued by doubts about where they stand with Jesus Christ. In this course, to help the believer find the comfort and joy that comes with full assurance of salvation, Dr. R.C. Sproul defines assurance, explains how we can get it, reveals the blessings it confers, and warns of the dangers of false assurance.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

Is assurance of salvation possible in this life? Dr. R.C. Sproul argues that it is not only possible, but that it is the duty of every Christian to make their calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10). In this course, to help believers reach this goal, Dr. Sproul defines assurance, explains how we can get it, reveals the blessings it confers, and warns of the dangers of false assurance. Here is assistance for those who struggle to know where they stand with Jesus Christ.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to Doctrine of Assurance

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • The Duty of Pursuing Assurance

    • Lesson 1: The Duty of Pursuing Assurance

      • watch The Duty of Pursuing Assurance
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • Assurance Enhances Sanctification

    • Lesson 2: Assurance Enhances Sanctification

      • watch Assurance Enhances Sanctification
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • Four Kinds of People

    • Lesson 3: Four Kinds of People

      • watch Four Kinds of People
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • False Assurance

    • Lesson 4: False Assurance

      • watch False Assurance
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • Gaining True Assurance

    • Lesson 5: Gaining True Assurance

      • watch Gaining True Assurance
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • The Source of Full Assurance

    • Lesson 6: The Source of Full Assurance

      • watch The Source of Full Assurance
      • read Bible Reading
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment