DOMINION CHAPEL

                                           

Once Saved, Always Saved
The first thing we need to know is that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and will always be the same; He has not and He will not change, He is God. Therefore, the things He said back when He was on the earth, He is still saying today, and the promises He made back then are still valid today.

God is meticulous about His written word and Jesus Christ declared: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away." The Holy Spirit meticulously had three writers of the New Testament record that statement made by Jesus Christ: Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; and Luke 21:33. Also, the Holy Spirit made sure all of the statements and promises Jesus Christ made back then were recorded for anyone to find and believe.

You need to know that ALL Scripture is God breathed, so everything written in the Bible is God speaking. And the Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible. You see, "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke [and wrote] from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit" -- 2 Peter 1:20-21.

So what does that have to do with Eternal Security, Once Saved, Always saved? Everything, because Jesus Christ made this promise to anyone who will believe it: "My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and the Father are one" - John 10:27-29.

Far too many Christians do not understand all that happened to them and for them the moment they accepted the Once For All Atoning Sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

According to God's written word ALL of His promises are "Yes" to those in Christ. So how do we know if we are included in Christ. Read God's word, here is what is written for all to find and believe: "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the the word, the gospel of your salvation. HAVING BELIEVED, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promises Holy Spirit, WHO IS A DEPOSIT GUARANTEEING OUR INHERITANCE until the final redemption of those who are God's possession -- to the praise of His glory" -- Ephesians 1:13,14.

That statement of fact recorded by God Himself tells us that the moment we asked Jesus Christ to cleanse us of our sins and to come into our lives, we were INCLUDED IN CHRIST and sealed with the Holy Spirit, God's guarantee that we will never loose our position in Christ.

Again God promises every born again believer eternal security: "Now it is God who makes us stand firm in Christ. He set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, GUARANTEEING WHAT IS TO COME" - 2 Corinthians 1:21-22.

There are many more statements of fact that I could point out concerning eternal security, but there is no need to. Those statements of fact made by God Himself is proof enough that Once We Are Saved, We will always be saved. God doesn't save a person in order to loose that person, nor to cast him or her off as unfit for His kingdom. It is God our Father who qualifies anyone to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins" -- Colossians 1:12-13.

The moment anyone accepts the Once For All Atoning Sacrifice of Jesus Christ ALL of our sins are forgiven: past, present, and future sins. All means ALL. It is written: "When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature God made make you alive with Christ. HE FORGAVE US ALL OUR SINS, HAVING CANCELED THE WRITTEN CODE, WITH ITS REGULATIONS, THAT WAS AGAINST US AND THAT STOOD OPPOSED TO US; HE TOOK IT AWAY, NAILING IT TO THE CROSS" - Colossians 2:13-14. And God did this Once For All by the Atoning Sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

"FOR IT IS BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED, THROUGH FAITH -- AND THIS NOT FROM YOURSELVES, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD -- NOT BY WORKS, SO THAT NO ONE CAN BOAST. FOR [each born again believer] IS GOD'S WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS TO DO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR US TO DO" -- Ephesians 2:8-9.

If you want to read more about Eternal Security click here:

Peace be to all of you who are in Christ, Rev. David, overseer. Here's a great song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsEkw-KGdZE

An Invitation: If you haven’t accepted God’s free gift of eternal life, but you would like to, simply pray this prayer: “Jesus Christ, I believe you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross for my sins.  I admit that I’m a sinner, please forgive my sins and come into my life; I want to be born again.  Please show me how real you are. Also baptize me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you for accepting me.”

If you’re still a skeptic: “God, if this is true, please help me understand so that I can accept the gift of New Birth you purchased for me.

May I ask, are you good enough for heaven?  Use the "Good-O-Meter" to find out if you are; it's an accurate gauge:  Click here    


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