2. They not only have God's promises, but have experienced the fulfilling of them many times.
3. They do not entertain any doubts about the gospel of God's sovereign grace and Christ's effectual atonement. They know that salvation is and has to be of the Lord.
4. They are not alarmed nor swayed by new voices and persuasive preachers. They have seen too many of them fall away to ever allow them to follow a man.
5. Their failures have left them humbled, emptied of any confidence in this flesh and totally dependent on His mercy and grace in Christ Jesus.
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