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"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
far, you have answered three questions to help you gain assurance
of salvation. In Part One, you studied what God has done so
that you might be saved. From Part Two, you examined what you
must do to be saved. From Part Three, you noted three biblical
evidences of salvation. Yet, another logical question arises
which affects your assurance of salvation. That question is, “Can
I ever lose my salvation?”
the above text, you find a promise of God mentioned twice. God
has promised “eternal life” or “everlasting
life” to those who believe in His Son. Can one who
has believed unto salvation ever lose this eternal life God has promised?
believe that the Scriptures teach the “eternal security” of the Believer. This
teaching declares that you can never lose your salvation. Baptists
believe that the blood of Christ which was powerful enough to save
you is also powerful enough to secure you.
three biblical passages which teach the eternal security of the Believer.
has a righteous God chosen to save an unrighteous sinner? Examine
two verses of Scripture which tell you why. The first verse
is found in our text. John wrote, “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” (John
Another verse which reveals God’s reason for saving sinners is,
God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). These verses tell you about
God’s provision of salvation.
is God’s provision of love that saves and keeps us. Concerning this
love, Paul wrote, “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).
to Romans 8, there are two things which secure your salvation.
Love That Secures
passage tells of a love that secures. “Nothing,” Paul wrote,
can “separate us from the love of God. . . .” God’s
love is proven through Christ’s death on the cross to provide for
the salvation of mankind. It is the inseparable love of God
that saves and that secures.
this passage, you learn of limitations that secure your salvation. Nothing– not
anything– can separate us from the amazing love of God. Romans
8:38-39 lists ten categories of things which cannot separate us. These
limitations which secure us are:
2. nor life; 3. nor angels; 4. nor principalities; 5.
nor powers; 6. nor things present; 7. nor things to come; 8. nor height;
9. nor depth; 10. nor any other creature.
can separate us? Our sin cannot, for it is a thing present. Neither
can Satan separate us, for he is an angel which has fallen. You
cannot even separate yourself, for you are any other creature. Nothing
can separate you from God. It is this provision of God’s
love that keeps you saved.
God loves you so much, He protects you. You have been redeemed
(or saved) by the precious blood of His own Son. Therefore,
you are of great value to Almighty God.
He loves and values you, notice how God protects you. John wrote
of this protection, “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
the Believer is described as being in the Savior’s hand. Jesus
wants you to know that He has you safe and secure in His hand. As
He holds on to you, no man, not anyone can take you from His hand. His
hand is a place of safety and security.
again Jesus assures us of our safety by telling us we are also in
the sovereign hand of His Father. In His hand, no man can pluck
you out. In Their hands, you are safe and secure for all eternity.
In fact, verse 29 teaches what I call the “double eternal security” of
is this protection of salvation which assures you that you can
never lose your salvation. You are safe and secure in the
hands of the Father and of His Son.
are inseparable from God’s love and are protected by the very hand
of God. Yet still another verse teaches the security of the
Believer. Of this security, John wrote, “Behold, what manner
of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called
the sons of God . . .” (1st John 3:1). Salvation
places you into the family of God.
new relationship with God is by birth and by blood.
spoke of a birth that is a necessity for salvation in John 3. He
said, “Ye must be born again.” Of course, this
birth is spiritual. It is a result of a true salvation experience. Your
physical birth made you the child of your father. Your spiritual
birth made you a child of the heavenly Father. You could refuse
to claim your earthly father or he could refuse to claim you.
the fact remains you are still his child. Nothing you or he
could ever do would change that. Consequently, your spiritual
birth made you a child of God. Your spiritual birth forever
settled your position with God. Sin can break your fellowship,
but not your relationship with God. You cannot be unborn again,
therefore your spiritual birth secures your position with God.
wrote, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far
off are made nigh by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians
2:13). The blood which flows in your veins establishes your
earthly kindred. Your spiritual kinship was permanently
settled by the blood of Jesus the moment you believed. Is the
blood of Jesus which saved you powerful enough to keep you saved?
Yes, it is enough to keep you saved for all eternity.
I lose my salvation? Your salvation is secured by God’s provision
of love, by the protection of God’s hand, and by the position of
salvation. God keeps you in His heart, in His hand, and in
I Lose My Salvation?
three things, all starting with the letter “p,” which secure your salvation.
of salvation; 2. _____________ of salvation; 3. and the _____________
is the provision of God’s ______________ which saved you and keeps
can _____________ you from the love of God.
two of the ten limitations that secure your salvation.1._________________
man can “pluck you” out of the ____________ of the Savior.
only are you in the Savior’s hand, but you are also in the Sovereign
hand of the ________________ Himself.
places you into the family of God as the _______ of God.
cannot be ___________, therefore your spiritual birth secures your
relationship with God.
are “made nigh by the ____________ of Christ.”
blood of Jesus Christ, which is powerful enough to save you, is powerful
enough to ______________ you saved.