#168-G113~ Galatians 5:5 How you can know your salvation is secure?
Here are 7 reasons you can know your salvation is secure. There are two articles on our website [4Us2UsMinistries.com] about this— Salvation: How secure is one’s salvation? Salvation: Is the salvation of a believer secure? There are many approaches to this subject. Also, some of these are somewhat overlapping.
1. Salvation is said to be eternal [or everlasting] Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2. Our salvation is a gift, something we didn’t earn. Therefore, because we didn’t DO anything to gain it, we can’t DO anything to lose it. Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
3. Our salvation is sealed when we first accepted the gospel message. 2 Corinthians 1:22-23 21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
4. We become intimately and permanently united with Christ as members of His body when we got saved. 1 Corinthians 6:17-20 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. Having become members of His body, we can never be denied that position in His body. 1 Corinthians 12:20-22 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
5. God is faithful to keep us saved even when we are unfaithful. 2 Timothy 2:12-13 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us [rewards]: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
6. Because all our sins have been judged in Christ and paid for, there’s no sin that we could ever commit that would cause us to lose our salvation. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
7. Having been given the righteousness of Christ our salvation doesn’t rest or depend upon our own righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 again 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Romans 3:22 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
A concluding question: [A practical principle] If there was any chance you could lose your salvation, wouldn’t it be best to die and go on to Heaven when you first received it?Tags: