This is the testimony of a young friend that may be found useful for those who have been under awakening and have struggled with assurance.
Edward Henry Bickersteth, January 25, 1825, Islington – May 16, 1906
Burgess – 1600-1663
From his bio… 1604-1664 – With respect to Mr. Ambrose,it is well known that he lived and died a Nonconformist ; but of the particular circumstances which led to the steps in which his character became decided, we have no account. We are, however, in possession of facts that are of much more importance ; namely, that he was a man of substantial worth, of eminent piety, and that, for his exemplary life, he was highly respected both as a private Christian, and an approved minister of God.
Though we cannot be always thinking of God, we may be always employed in his service. There must be intervals of our communion with him, but there must be no intermission of our attachment to him. The tender father who labors for his children does not always employ his thoughts about them: he cannot be always conversing with them or concerning them, yet he is always engaged in promoting their interests.
A Commentary on the Westminster Larger Catechism Question 80 on Assurance.
A commentary on Question 80 of the Westminster Larger Catechism. Can true believers be infallibly assured that they are in the estate of grace, and that they shall persevere therein unto salvation? Ridgeley – English Puritan (1667 — March 27, 1734)
A section from the authors Discourses and Sayings of the Lord Jesus Christ – why we must continue to abide in Christ. John Brown (1784-1858)
An examination of the motives of the unregenerate who are said to be “seeking Christ.” From the Freedom of the Will
Narrated hymns of Joseph Hart, and John Berridge.