John Bradford on assurance and dying in Christ

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Be certain therefore and sure of pardon of thy sins: be certain and sure of everlasting life. Do not now say in thy heart, who shall descend into the deep? that is, doubt not of pardon of thy sins, for that is to fetch up Christ again: neither say thou, who shall ascend up in to heaven? that is, doubt not of eternal bliss, for that is to put Christ out of heaven. But mark what the lord saith unto thee: the word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and in thy heart, and this is the word of faith which we preach: If thou confess with thy mouth that Jesus Christ is the lord, & believe with thy heart that God raised him up from the dead, thou shalt be safe. If thou believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again, even so shalt thou be assured (saith the Lord God) that dying with Christ, I will bring thee again with him. ...

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