Consider the Love of God
God's Love Is Eternal

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

Everlasting means it will never end. The eternal security of the believer is a clear Bible teaching even from this verse of scripture. A born again believer will never lose Salvation. There are many people who struggle with this doctrine. I for one thought that if any man thinks he is good enough for Heaven that he is surely bound for Hell. Afterall, the worse kind of sinner is the one who thinks he's got it all made. My problem was that I had my eye on the sinner instead of the Savior. I realized that I was not trusting in Christ alone. I knew Jesus, but I relied on my own good works to hopefully get me to Heaven one day. After reading John and 1 John, I remember feeling the convicting element of the Holy Spirit, and I fully trusted in Christ alone. For the first time I understood, sinners don't deserve Heaven, it is only because of God's great love, mercy, and grace that any man (who repents and believes) should not perish, but HAVE everlasting life. God's Word is true, and I'll believe that more than any man's word.

Comments

Gary Zdziarski said…
How can anyone who believes the Bible believe you can lose your salvation? Do the words "everlasting" or "eternal" mean anything to them? Praise God I got it and no one can take it away. Thanks for the reminder.
Bill H. said…
Hello Pastor Z, thanks for commenting.
In the same vein as what Bro. Z (sp?) said, if no man can pluck us out of Christ's hand and the Father's hand (John 10:28-29), that logically includes we ourselves. We can't "lose" our salvation by something we do. If we could, then keeping it (and we might as well say GETTING it) becomes a work. Salvation then, per the Arminian doctrine, becomes a work of man, not a grace of God.

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