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Summary: The sixth message on salvation shows that salvation is forever and cannot be lost.. It defines eternal security, gives the foundation scriptures and answers both scriptural and heartfelt arguments against it.

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SALVATION FROM A TO Z

Bob Marcaurelle

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Copyright 2005 by Bob Marcaurelle

2014 Revision by Bob Marcaurelle

Messages 6 (Two Parts)

ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED

(ETERNAL SECURITY

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28)

“They went away from us because they were not really one of us. If they were really one of us they would have stayed with us. Their leaving showed that none of them were one of us.” (1 John 2:19)

THE NAMES

Most Baptists and Presbyterians believe that once a person is truly saved, he is forever saved. It is called eternal security because God protects us and keeps us from falling away. Noah and his family were secure in the ark because God designed it and built it to stand against the storm. Just so, are we secure in Jesus. Jesus said, “Nothing can take us from his hands and the hands of God.”

It is also called the perseverance of the saints because it means our new birth has so change our character and desires and fears and loves that we will always hate sin, fear God, love righteousness and be repentant believes. The Bible says, “The righteous holds to his way.” (Job 17:9)

THE NATURE

1. A Powerful Change from God

Jesus says those who will “never perish” that is, go to hell (Jn. 3:16), have a “sheep nature” and follow Him (John 10: 27-28). Our wolf nature has been changed in the new birth. We become repentant believers. That is we hate sin, fight sin, are punished for our sins, and come to God for forgiveness and the power to overcome sin.

A Christian can backslide into sin like David did into adultery and murder. But even in sin, his new nature makes him act like a believer. Ps. 32 and 51 show David’s pain and shame and penitent return. And 2 Sam 12 tells us David’s life was about to be taken by God as further punishment for his sins. Anyone who goes off into sin and does not suffer, and does not come back, and is not taken to heaven early, we believe, was never truly born again to begin with. First John says plainly:

“They went away from us because they were not really one of us. If they were really one of us they would have stayed with us. Their leaving showed that none of them were one of us.” (1 John 2:19)

2. The Promises of God

Jesus says,

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish.”

(Jn. 10)

1) The promise of permanent life.

This one sentence is contains two promises that should give us peace. I ask you- how long is eternal? It our new live of repentance and faith lasts only 8 days; it is not eternal. If it lasts only 8 billion years, it is not eternal. What we have is ours forever.

2) The promise of protection.

No power in heaven or hell, says Jesus, can snatch us from his hands, and the Father’s hands.


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