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WHAT DOES ETERNAL SECURITY MEAN?. When a person is saved are they saved forever? Will God take away someone’s salvation? Is there any sin that can cause one to be lost after they have been saved? Can a person backslide on the Lord? How does a person really know they have been saved?.
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WHAT DOES ETERNAL SECURITY MEAN? • When a person is saved are they saved forever? • Will God take away someone’s salvation? • Is there any sin that can cause one to be lost after they have been saved? • Can a person backslide on the Lord? • How does a person really know they have been saved?
SALVATION IS STRICTLY THE ACT OF GOD BY GRACE • Ephesians 2:8-10-For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (KJV) • Romans 11:6-And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. (KJV)
IS SALVATION CONDITIONED ON VIRTUOUS LIVING? • Romans 3:28-Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (KJV) • Titus 3:5-Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (KJV)
What does Eternal Life really mean? • John 3:16-19 (KJV) 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
What is the assurance one is saved forever? • John 10:28-And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (KJV) • Romans 8:38-39-For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (KJV) • 1 John 1:9-If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (KJV) • 1 John 2:1-My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (KJV)
What happens when a saved persons sins? • Brings displeasure to God:1 John 3:1-2-Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (KJV) • 1 John 3:9-Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (KJV)
How does God respond when a saved person sins? • Chastised:1 Corinthians 11:30-For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. (KJV) • Hebrews 12:6-For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. Vs. 8 If one is not Chastised they do not belong to God. • Removed:John 15:2-Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. (KJV) • I Corinthians 5:5-To deliver such one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. (KJV)
How is Salvation kept when we are sinners by nature & by choice? • Ephesians 1:13-14-In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. (KJV) • Ephesians 4:30-And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (KJV) • Romans 8:27-30-And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (KJV)
Does this mean we can live anyway we choose? • John 3:3-Except a man be born again he can not see the kingdom of God. (KJV) • II Corinthians 5:17-Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new Creature. Old things are passed away and behold all things become new. (KJV) • Philippians 1:21-For me to live is Christ, to die is gain. • Galatians 2:20-I am crucified with Christ; never-theless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; the life which I now live in the flesh I live by Faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. (KJV) • I Corinthians 15:10-By the grace of God, I am what I am…(KJV)