November 15, 2009
We often hear people talking about “eternal security” in regards to the pros and cons of this important doctrine. We will look at it in terms of what the scriptures tell us and let the truth of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit teach us the doctrine of what I call Bible Security.
John 3:16; 36 The Bible teaches that salvation is trusting or believing in, (by faith) that Jesus Christ paid for our sins with His blood on the cross of Calvary.
Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9 The Bible makes it very clear that there is nothing we can do as far as works and good deeds go in order to be saved or stay saved.
Romans 5:18; 6:23 These verses tell us that salvation is a free gift from God with no strings attached.. A free gift is not free and not a gift when you must do something to earn it.
II Peter 3:9 God wants everyone to come to Him through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
John 3:3; II Corinthians 6:2; I Peter 1:23 These verses tell us that salvation is not a process but an event in time, much like our arrival at our birth. Salvation is a second birth date.
Romans 8:15; I John 3:2 Once we are born Spiritually, we become a child of God.
John 10:29: Romans 8:38 Both John and Paul tell us that once God is our Father, nothing can take us away from His wonderful care and love. Our fellowship can be broken but not the relationship.
Matthew 26:20; Hebrews 13:5 Jesus promised never to leave us or forsake us.
IT IS ALREADY DONE
John 3:36; 5:24; I John 5:13 When the Bible speaks of possessing eternal life, it speaks in the present tense (hath, have) meaning it is something that we already have, it is not future tense.
John 6:37 This promise from Jesus means that everyone that comes to Him He will receive.
Colossians 2:10 This promise from God means that we are “complete” (fill up, finished, lacking nothing) in Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 10:10, 14 Here we see that we are also “perfected forever” (complete without defect) by Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 4:18 We are also “preserved” (to keep from harm, to protect, to save) in Christ.
Hebrews 7:25 God promises that we are saved to the “uttermost” (the greatest, the highest, the most extreme).
I Corinthians 3:11-15 The backslidden Christian will loose rewards, not their salvation.
I Corinthians 5:1-5 The Christian that is sinning without repentance is to be dealt with by the church but the scriptures are clear regarding the saving of his soul.