Wayne Grudem ‘’Christian Beliefs. 20 Basics Every Christian Should Know’’ On Perseverance. Page110-112. (Assurance of Perseverance) ‘’If you have confidence in Christ’s work on your behalf, confidence in Christ’s ability to take the penalty for your sins & take you, without blame, to heaven, confident that Christ should let you into heaven based only on his work & not on yours, & if that confidence is currently present in your life, then that confidence should act as an assurance of your true faith, based only on behalf.’’----- ‘’Perseverance through the process. Sanctification is a lifelong process. If you are a believer in Jesus, at times it will seem as if the process is going at a faster rate than you ever thought possible. It’s at these time you need to guard against pride & self- righteousness – thinking yourself better that you are& taking credit for your that is really a gift of grace. At other times you will wonder if there is any life inside of you at all. It’s at these times that you may wonder if you are ever truly a Christian. When the doubts begin to fill your thoughts prayer the prayer found in Mark 9:24: ‘I believe; help me in my unbelief!. And in the midst of it all, hold sure to the promise that ‘by God’s power’ you’ are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time’ (1 Peter 1:5) And take confidence in Jesus’ statement that ‘this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son & believe in him should have eternal life & I will raise him up on the last day’ (John 6:40) ‘’ When did Jesus know what was in store for Him later.? Did His perseverance really kick in.? was it in the garden of Gethsemane? or much earlier.? Are there other examples of the perseverance of Jesus that can be examples to us.?