How much more can be said on this subject? I guess I’ll continue until it becomes exhausted in my mind. I will continue driving the subject home.
Some want you to believe you cannot be sure. Some want you to think the doctrine of the “Preservation of the Saints is a false doctrine. Some scholars call this theological doctrine the “Perseverance of the Saints”. I prefer the word “Preservation” because it is making an emphasis on the activity of God. It is He who saves us, it is He preserves us and it is He who keeps us, watches over and protects us.
I will remind you of what has already been written in my previous posts. Being saved has little to do with the response to an altar call or revival meeting emotion. Being saved has everything to do with faith. It is having a saving faith and belief in Jesus Christ as the Messiah and Lord, the Son of God. It is about you the believer being transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, and I am paraphrasing from memory, “My sheep listen to my voice and I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and no one can snatch them out of my hand.” I have mentioned this passage before and you can find the reference in a previous post within this subject. The point is that no one can snatch them away… no one can snatch you away if you have saving faith.
I recently did some work on the deity of God and the trinity doctrine and will put some of it up soon. One of the points made is even the demons believe in God. It says in James chapter 2 and verse 19, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” Let that serve as a lesson to you in that belief in God is one thing and it will not save you. In order to be saved you must worship, have faith, follow His commandments and trust Him. Belief in the Lord involves much more than simply acknowledging He exists. So a true believer is one that is transformed, follows Christ and has a changed life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
If that sounds like you and you believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired and authoritive word of God then you can be assured of your salvation forever. You can be assured because the Bible states very clearly that we can know that we have eternal life. Turn to John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
The Bible indicates that we are Children of God. It indicates this in many scriptures of which I will list a few: John 1:12, Hebrews 2: 9-10, Hebrews 12: 5-6, Romans 8:16, Galatians 3:26, Galatians 4:6-7, 1 John 3:1, 1 John 3:2, 1 John 3:10 and 1 john 5:19. If you are still a skeptic after all I have written then do this for me. Please reply to this post with a reference to one verse in the Bible where God disowns one of His children. You cannot!
I have written previously about how we, the children of God have been predestined. We have been predestined for salvation even before the creation of the world. Scriptures that tell us of this predestination are listed here: Matthew 20:23, Matthew 25:34, Mark 10:40, John 14:2-3, John 17:2-3, Romans 8: 29-30, Romans 9:223, 1 Corinthians 2:7, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:11, Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 4: 11-12 and Hebrews 11:16. Now I ask again of the unbelievers among you, can you please reply to this post with one verse from God’s word that refutes this? You cannot!
The Bible also tells us we are heirs of God. We have an inheritance. Scriptures that indicate we are heirs of His are: Romans 8:17, Galatians 3:29, Galatians 4:7, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, Ephesians 4:30, 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12, 1 Thessalonians 4:7, 2 Thessalonians 1:11, Hebrews 7:24-25, 1 Peter 1: 3-4, Ephesians 1:4-6, Ephesians 1:18, Jude 1:1, Revelation 17:14. Let us turn specifically to Romans 11:29, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” To you that doubt, can you reply to this post and tell us of just one verse that leads one to a conclusion that a believer is ever un-called or sent packing? You cannot!
Scriptures tell us also that believers are chosen by God Himself. Scriptures that give evidence to this are listed here: Ephesians 1: 11-13, Mark 13:20, Luke 18:7, John 15:16, John 15:19, romans 8:33, Romans 11:5, Colossians 1:27, Colossians 3:12, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, James 2:5, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 17:14, Matthew 22:14 and Revelation 17:14. With the scriptures listed clearly showing a believer is chosen please then, if you are one who thinks you can lose your salvation, reply to this post and cite me just one verse from the Bible that shows God removing a believer from the kingdom. You cannot.
We are sealed by God when we become saved by His grace. The Bible says believers are sealed by God for redemption within these verses: 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30 and 2 Timothy 2:19. Please if you don’t believe, reply to this post with just one verse where God removes the seal from a believer. You cannot.
Believers are glorified by God and the Bible says we will be glorified after death in these verses: Romans 8:17, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, 1 Peter 5:4, 1 Peter 5:10, 1 Thessalonians 2: 19-20, 2 Thessalonians 2:14, 2 Timothy 2:10 and Colossians 3:4. Now to those that oppose my view I ask for a reply to this post that shows me where in the Bible that God removes that glory from a believer. You cannot do it.
The Bible shows that we are born again and we have become a new creature when we are saved. Look to these scriptures: John3:3, John3:7, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 peter 1:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Ephesians 4:23-24. Now, again I ask for a reply that would show just one verse in the bible where a believer can become unborn after being born-again. It even sounds silly.
This notion that once someone is saved and has a saving faith in God could lose their salvation is refuted in over 80 verses throughout the Bible. We, as believers are predestined, called, chosen, sealed and we are children of God that are heirs of the Father along with Christ for our glorification in Heaven.
All of the verses I will list here speak of the promise of eternal life to believers. This is not an all exhaustive list and not one of them mentions anything about the possibility of losing that eternal life. Here they are: Matthew 19:29, Mark 10:29-30, Luke 18:29-30, John 3:16, John3:36, John5:24, John6:39, John 6:40, John17:2-3, Acts 13:47-48, Romans 5:20-21, Romans 6:23, 2 Corinthians 5;1, Galatians 6:8, 1 Timothy 1:16, 1 Timothy 6:12, Titus 1:2, Titus 3:5-7, 1John 2:24-25, 1 John 5:11-13, and Jude 1:21. In John 5:24 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Can anyone show me anywhere in the Bible where someone is to return by passing from life unto death? No… not one verse.
In closing I must say there is one sin that is not forgiven by God. The sin of blasphemy is not forgiven. So I suppose some fool could give away by choice all that he has. That is not losing salvation given by Christ but is a conscious turning away. Blasphemy is complete unbelief. According to the Bible a true believer cannot fall into unbelief. True believers will persevere even unto the face of opposition. Recently I heard of a couple Pastors that said they went from belief to unbelief. I say they never really found out what true faith is and never were anointed by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 1:8 says, “Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Once saved, we are confirmed unto the end and we are always saved, so that we will be blameless in the day of our Lord. Amen!
God bless your day,