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Content Author: 
Reagan, David

You have read through fourteen steps which would be necessary if you were to lose your salvation. Obviously, to attempt these steps would be utterly foolish. God’s wondrous gift of salvation is eternal in every way. But, if you are still not convinced, check your reasons. Are they emotional?  “It just doesn’t seem right.” Or rational? “It doesn’t make sense.” If so, then you need to surrender your emotions and thought to the truth of God’s word.

Perhaps you have been shown two or three proof texts which seem to teach possible loss of salvation. This is not the place to discuss individual proof texts, but rest assured that there is an answer to them. Check with the person who gave you this booklet. Very likely they or someone they know can give you an answer. Even so, scriptural doctrine must be taken as a whole, not as scattered proof texts. One or two scriptures we do not understand must not be used to deny one or two hundred passages which are very clear.

Maybe you have trouble accepting eternal security because you have watched the sinful lives of those who claim to have once been saved. They cuss and drink or “live like the devil” and yet expect to go to heaven. But rest assured, God’s salvation is not to be taken lightly.  There are many who may have once had “religion” but they did not have Christ (1John 2:19). They never were saved. There are others who were truly saved and have backslidden. Yet, God teaches that He deals strongly with His own children (Hebrews 12:5-8). They cannot leave God without chastisement unless they are not God’s children. They key is to allow God to settle these problems. “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).

But what about you? Eternal security means nothing to the person who has never been secure in the first place. The way of salvation is both plain and simple. You must first realize that you are a sinner. Sin is displeasing God: doing the wrong you ought not and failing to do what you should.

Romans 3:23 states:

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

All men are sinners and therefore, you are a sinner. And this sin leads to death and hell.

Read Romans 6:23:

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

But notice that all men do not have to pay the wages of sin in eternal death. Some receive God’s gift of eternal life. To do that, you must repent, or turn away from your sins, and confess them to Jesus Christ.

In Acts 20:21 we read:

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Now you must believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, and that he was buried, and arose from the dead the third day.

Notice the words of Romans 10:9-10:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

But this belief cannot simply be a head belief. No, you must now accept Jesus Christ personally as your Lord and Saviour and ask Him to come into your heart.

Romans 10:13 states:

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

If you have never been saved, call on the name of the Lord right now. Confess to Him that you are a sinner. Trust in the death of Christ on the cross as the basis of your salvation. Ask Jesus Christ to save you and to come into your heart.

As a saved person, you should now glorify and praise God for His eternal gift to you. Lose your salvation? Not on your life, and not on the life of Jesus Christ!

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 28:4

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.