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Eternal Security

There is not a lot of security in the world. There is no assurance that our lives won’t change in an instant if a loved one dies or a husband walks away. We are not assured of having a job or good health. The only constant in life is God. However, there are those who want to take away the sense of security that we have in Him with the threat of losing salvation.

It seems ‘logical’ to me that if I do something terrible, such as murder, my salvation may become null and void. It seems ‘logical’ to me that if I get angry at God and decide not to believe in Jesus Christ any more, I can undo my salvation. But as I study scripture, I see that God does not always act according to my sense of logic.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
When I truly believe and have put my faith in Jesus Christ, I am saved; I have eternal life. What does eternal mean?
Eternal = lasting forever; perpetual; ceaseless; endless


If I assume that I can lose my salvation because of some terrible sin, am I assuming that I have earned that salvation in some way, such as by being good?

Romans 5:6-11 says that when we were powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us so that we are saved from God’s wrath. So, when I was rotten, not saved, not godly, Christ died for me. After I have been reconciled (saved,) can I do something that is so bad that I can reverse what Christ did? Before He died for me, I was worth nothing, but He did die for me. Now I am redeemed, I am His. Will He not forgive me my sins now?
God is my Creator. I don’t know why He chose me while I was still worthless, but He did. I am saved by His grace through faith in Him. What could be so powerful that it could undo what Christ did on the cross? There is security there – eternal security.


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