After having grown up in a religious system where you never could really be sure if you were saved one day to the next (which could provide some serious anxiety if you thought about it too much), this reminder of biblical truth on that aspect of salvation is one of the best I have ever listened to or studied.
It wasn’t only the system I grew up in (here’s a series on my experiences and my exodus), but there were, are, and will still be more such works-based religious structures that cast serious doubt on the words of Jesus Christ when He said, from the cross, “It is finished.”
Be reminded and/or introduced to this Good News from the Gospels, today.
The audio version with the expanded sermon is included in the source site, linked below.
Blessings. – pbn
by Adrian Rogers
When we, as Christians, are sure of our future, we can concentrate on the present. This is why John 10 is fundamental to the eternal security of the believer.
“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. 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 10:27-29).
This passage reveals eight reasons we can be sure we are eternally secure.
God, who first began a good work in us, will complete what He has begun. The Holy Spirit of God is the Convictor, the Convertor, and the Completor. Adrian Rogers says, “The Holy Spirit has never started anything He’s not able to finish.”
God has predetermined our destiny. Adrian Rogers says, “Your salvation did not begin with you. Your salvation began before this world was swung into space.” If you are called to a new birth in Christ, it is absolutely settled.
Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” Being a Christian isn’t making monthly deposits to pay God back for His salvation. Jesus paid it all, therefore, we are made perfect forever in God’s sight. It is not a fresh start; it is a new nature.
Adrian Rogers says, “Security is not a place; it is a person, and His name is Jesus Christ.” We are positioned with the Lord Jesus Christ, part of His body, sealed with the Holy Spirit.
If we are saved, we already have eternal life. Adrian Rogers says, “Everlasting life is not something you get when you die. Everlasting life is something you get when you believe.”
Jesus is praying for us, not that we would escape tribulation, but that we will be kept from evil.
Finally, we are kept by the power of God. This alone is enough proof that we are eternally secure.
Apply it to your life
Are you sure you are eternally secure…? continue reading…