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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Assurance

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This word has in the O.T. a different application from that which it has in the N.T. In the former it is 'confidence or trust,' and agrees with the hopes of God's earthly people in connection with the security in which Israel will dwell when restored to their land, when all their enemies shall have been put down by divine power: the effect of righteousness will be "quietness and assurance for ever," Isaiah 32:17 : whereas in their disobedience they should fear day and night and have no assurance of their life. Deuteronomy 28:66 .

In the N.T. the Greek word πληροφορία implies 'full assurance' and refers to eternal salvation. The gospel reaches a soul in power, and in the Holy Ghost and in 'much full assurance.' 1 Thessalonians 1:5 . We also meet with:

1, the full assurance of faith, Hebrews 10:22 ; the reception of God's testimony respecting the work of Christ and the glory He now enjoys:

2, the full assurance of hope, Hebrews 6:11 , issuing in continued diligence of the saints in their work and labour of love: and

3, the full assurance of understanding, Colossians 2:2 , for full knowledge in the mystery of God.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Assurance '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/a/assurance.html. 1897.

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