WEATHER UPDATE (click title for more info):

Ten Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Your Salvation

1. The gospel is devoid of conditionality, save for one’s initial faith statement (John 5:24; 6:37; 10:28-29). Belief in the person and work of the Savior saves me on a continual basis, apart from any personal effort. Nowhere do I read I must continually perform in order to remain saved. Passages that seem to teach otherwise merely seem that way and have plausible arguments which demonstrate they teach otherwise (John 15:6; 1 Cor. 9:27; Rev. 2:25-26; Heb. 12:14, etc.).

2. The Son intercedes on my behalf, assuring my sonship (John 17:11; Heb. 7:24-25; 1 John 2:1).

3. God’s adoption of saints is irreversible (Rom. 8:14-17).

4. God’s Spirit never unseals a saint but remains with them despite their performance or lack thereof (Eph. 1:13-14; Eph. 4:25-3).

5. God’s unfathomable and unconditional love for His saints will never fail (Rom. 5:8-10; 8:29-39); (6) God’s power is more than sufficient to make our salvation secure forever (Eph. 1:19-20; John 10:27-28; 2 Tim.1:12; Jude 24).

6. If I can lose my salvation, then the doctrine of election is emptied of its biblical message and meaning (Eph. 1:4; Rom. 8:29).

7. If I can lose my salvation, then the apostle Paul was grossly misdirected in his counsel to the carnal Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 3:1-3. Had they lost their salvation based upon their evil conduct, then he should have told them they needed to get saved again. He did the opposite as you see in the text. In chapter one he spoke eloquently of their high position in Christ and then he dealt with their carnality. Had they been lost, he would have never done this.

8. If my salvation isn’t secure, then I must call into question the Lord’s words when he said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28-29). “No one” here would certainly include the believer himself.

9. Paul, by way of inspiration, tells us that God perfects our salvation: “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:6).

10. If I can lose my salvation, then, by definition, I must call into question the power of the Lord’s precious and perfect atoning blood (Heb. 9:7-25; 1 Pet. 1:2, 19; Rev. 1:5; 5:9). Since His blood is powerful where my sin is concerned, I need not worry about losing something He can more than supply. After all, He paid the ultimate price for the gift of salvation.

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