Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
And being made perfect, he became the author of ETERNAL SALVATION unto all them that obey him;
You can be assured of your eternal salvation.
~ Knowing, brethren beloved, YOUR ELECTION OF GOD. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in MUCH ASSURANCE; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5
However, you cannot earn your salvation, and your works do not keep it either. "He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?" (Galatians 3:5)
You are justified by God. (Romans 8:30)
You are sanctified by the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:11)
You are washed and regenerated by the Holy Ghost. (Titus 3:5-6)
It is all by GOD!
Salvation requires that you FULLY trust and believe (Faith) in the finished and complete work of Yeshua Jesus:
~ Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also YE ARE SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
~ For by grace are ye saved through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Eternal [for ever] Salvation is supported by Scripture, over and over again. Yet, many disagree.
Some common arguments of those opposed to God preserving His Saints:
* We have free will. God won’t leave us but we can leave Him.
A: Perhaps they are not fully trusting in God.
What the Scripture says:
~ My Father, which gave them me, is GREATER THAN ALL; and NO MAN is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. John 10:29 [No man = includes yourself!]
~ Who are KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5
* The day will come when Jesus will say to some, “depart from me, I never knew you.”
A: Yeshua Jesus did not say that He knew them and lost them. He said that He never knew them. NEVER.
What the Scripture says:
~ My sheep hear my voice, and I KNOW THEM, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall NEVER PERISH, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:27-28
~ ALL that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT. John 6:37
* I have seen Christians get saved and then go back to a lifestyle of sin.
A: A “Christian” is not a person who has said a prayer, or walked down an aisle, or been raised in a Christian family. A Christian is a person who has, by faith, received and fully trusted in Jesus Christ as the only Savior (John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8-9).
What the Scripture says:
~ They went out from us, but they were NOT OF US ; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were NOT ALL OF US. 1 John 2:19
~ But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is NONE OF HIS. Romans 8:9
* What about Judas? He lost his salvation.
A: The Scripture gives every indication that Judas was not saved.
What the Scripture says:
~ The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Matthew 26:24
~ While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:12
* Salvation is based on us staying in Christ.
A: Salvation is a gift, freely given, and not earned. (Ephesians 2:8-9) We work FROM (because of) our salvation, not TOWARD (to earn or keep) salvation. We are in Christ and remain in Christ because OF HIM, not because of ourselves.
What the Scripture says:
~ For IT IS GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
~ But OF HIM are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:30-31
* Revelation 3:5 says that Jesus will blot your name out of the book of life.
A: They have added to the Scripture, an implication that may not be there. Yeshua Jesus said, “I will NOT blot out his name” speaking to those that overcome. To the believer: this is a promise, not a threat.
What the Scripture says:
~ For whatsoever is born of God OVERCOMETH the world: and this is the victory that OVERCOMETH the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
~ Who is he that OVERCOMETH the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:5
* OSAS is a license to freely sin.
A: This is a legitimate concern.
Your Eternal Salvation does not give you a “license to sin” nor should you continue in a lifestyle of sin. The calling of God includes repentance:
~ I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Luke 5:32
~ Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 15:10
~ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9
ETERNAL LIFE is the promise of God. [Eternal = lasting forever; always existing. Everlasting = Lasting forever; eternal. Seal = anything that serves as assurance.]
Simply put, you cannot have eternal life and not be kept eternally by God. You cannot have a promised inheritance and not be sealed by the Holy Spirit. If you are saved, then you are HIS! If you are saved, you do not only have Yeshua Jesus, but rather the LORD GOD has YOU!
~ And I will make an EVERLASTING COVENANT with them, that I WILL NOT TURN AWAY FROM THEM, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that THEY SHALL NOT DEPART FROM ME. Jeremiah 32:40
See and Hear what GOD has said to Believers:
~ The gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
~ For the gifts and calling of God are WITHOUT REPENTANCE. Romans 11:29 [Irrevocable = Final. Not able to be changed]
~ 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, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14
~ Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto EVERLASTING LIFE, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father SEALED. John 6:27
~ Wherefore he is able also to SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
~ Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION for us. Hebrews 9:12
~ And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, KEEP THROUGH THINE OWN NAME THOSE WHOM THOU HAST GIVEN ME, that they may be one, as we are. John 17:11
~ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and THAT FADETH NOT AWAY, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4
~ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
~ Now unto him that is ABLE TO KEEP YOU FROM FALLING, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude:24-25
~ This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and NOT DIE. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, HE SHALL LIVE FOR EVER: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:50-51
~ By the which will we are SANCTIFIED through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE for ALL. Hebrews 10:10
~ And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath HE QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH HIM, having forgiven you ALL trespasses. Colossians 2:13
~ But this man, after he had offered ONE SACRIFICE for sins FOR EVER, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12
~ And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are SEALED unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30
~ Who hath also SEALED us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 1:22
~ Being BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of INCORRUPTIBLE [imperishable], BY THE WORD OF GOD, which LIVETH and ABIDETH FOR EVER. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOR EVER. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. 1 Peter 1:23-25
~ Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL PERFORM IT until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6
~ 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. 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. Romans 8:29-30
~ 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. John 5:24
~ Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and PRESERVED IN JESUS CHRIST, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Jude 1-2
~ For by one offering he hath perfected FOR EVER them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14
~ That whosoever believeth in him should NOT PERISH, but have ETERNAL LIFE. 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED. John 3:15-17
~ And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of ALL which he hath given me I should LOSE NOTHING, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that EVERY ONE which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have EVERLASTING LIFE: and I WILL raise him up at the last day. John 6:39-40
~ 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. 1 John 5:13
~ He that believeth on the Son hath EVERLASTING LIFE; John 3:36
~ And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and WE ARE IN HIM that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and ETERNAL LIFE. 1 John 5:20
~ But as many as received him, to them gave he POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12
~ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 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. Romans 8:38-39
See and Hear what GOD has said to non-believers:
~ He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God HATH MADE HIM A LIAR; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
And this is the record, that GOD HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:10-11
Only by FAITH in Yeshua Jesus can anyone be forgiven of their sins and receive the gift of eternal life. Believe Him and Receive Him!
~ In whom also we HAVE obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. Ephesians 1:11-12