Blessed Assurance – 25 Biblical Reasons You Can’t Lose Salvation

The Doctrine of Eternal Security

It is a wonderful thing to be a Christian!  I’m so glad that I have come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and placed my faith in Him for the forgiveness of sin and the salvation of my soul!  The Bible warns us repeatedly that satan would try to infiltrate the church through false doctrine and foolish heresies.  We must be on guard.

Blessed Assurance - Eternal Security

Christianity is being polluted and diluted by many unbiblical ideas.  False Doctrine is infiltrating Christianity at an alarming rate.  False Teachers and unbiblical philosophies are being accepted by many.  Some groups that were considered cults from their beginning have now been included into “Christianity”.  Every doctrine and idea must be compared to Scripture.  It is our sole authority for faith and practice.

One of the oldest false doctrines is the idea that once you are saved by faith in Jesus, you can be unsaved; once you are forgiven, you can be unforgiven.  It teaches that you are not secure in salvation until you reach Heaven.  This false doctrine causes a lot of damage to the cause of Christ.  The Bible teaches us God wants us to know that we have eternal life.

What about the verses that make it sound like you can lose your salvation?  There are some and these should be studied thoroughly.  There are great gems of truth in these verses once studied that will help you.  However, after years of study I do not know of one verse in Scripture that teaches the loss of salvation.  One of the laws of Bible study is that you don’t use an obscure verse to override an obvious verse.  If you ever have been saved, you always will be saved.  You didn’t save yourself and you can’t lose yourself.   The question is have you been truly born again?  Only you and God know for sure.

The security of the believer is a wonderful truth.  It is not a license to sin, but an overwhelming reason to live for God. You can live in confidence knowing that you are saved and spend your life telling others about your wonderful Savior.

Here are 25 Biblical reasons you can’t lose your salvation:

The Bible Says you can KNOW that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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Update from our Mayo Clinic trip

mayo-clinic-frontWe made it safely back from the Mayo Clinic this past Wednesday, September 3. My wife and I want to thank each of you who prayed for our family. The Lord really answered prayers.  Although there is no way to convey all that God did for us on this trip, the following are a few things we would like to share with you.

When we made the appointment, the Clinic told us to expect to be there from 3 to 10 days. Many people are done in 3 days and most are done in 5 days. During our first appointment the doctor realized what we already knew – that Sarah’s situation was very complicated and if we wanted to get some real answers it would take longer than they first thought.  We decided that we would just take it day by day and see what the Lord would do.  As the days passed, it became clear that we needed to be there longer.  Although we could have stayed longer with doctors wanting to schedule more appointments, we decided to leave after three weeks.  We felt that most of the important appointments were done and that the other appointments could be done in Rhode Island.  We needed to come home.

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Poem – That First Sunday

I found a poem I wrote as a 19 year old as I was rearranging some files.  It is not world class, by any means, but shows the grateful heart of a young christian.

 

That First Sunday

Many years ago, when I was but four,
At our house in Midland came a knock on the door.

My Mom opened the door and he said, “Hello!
We’ve a bus from the Church, May your children go?”

My mom, a good mother, was worried a bit,
But he won her over with his charm and his wit.

Mom said, “Yes. They may go, if you watch them with care.”
“Don’t worry,” he said. “They will go as a pair.”

That first Sunday we went, my sister and I.
We stepped on the bus with a gleam in our eye.

We sang songs about Jesus. Oh, we had fun!
We learned from the Bible what Jesus had done.

How He came down to earth and died on the Cross
To pay for the sin of all of the lost.

And if they’ll only but ask Him, they He will receive.
He’ll take them to Heaven if they’ll only believe.

Many things have changed since that first day.
I’ve finally grown up. I’ve matured many ways.

Now on my way to Heaven, thank God I’ve been saved.
Now I’m a preacher. Now I’m God’s love-slave.

I’m glad to heading down God’s bright way,
But it all started on that first Sunday.

 

By Paul Chapman in 1996

Interesting Article about God and Science

consciousIf you have a technical mind and enjoy science, this is an interesting article that discusses how science is biased against the concept of consciousness, spirituality, etc, and how that bias leads to an incomplete understanding of our Universe.  The writer does not claim to be a Christian, but explains how an honest view of our Universe requires the existence of a Creator.

It is not a Bible study and thus is not theologically correct, but it is an interesting piece that will engage your mind and help you be prepared to discuss the issue of God and Creation with others.

Let me know what you think.

http://www.naturalnews.com/036376_Higgs_boson_conscious_cosmology.html

Biblical Goals for the New Year

GOAL DICTIONARYFor all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

(Psalms 90:9-12)

Time was designed by God as a tool for man to number his days and apply his heart unto wisdom.  If we do not pay attention, life will pass us by so quickly that we waste it and lose our opportunity to make a significant difference in the world.  Time has built-in checkpoints to remind us to pay attention to where we are and where we are going.  We call them minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc.  The New year is a great time to reevaluate our lives.  Below is a list of Biblical Goals for the New Year as given in a sermon at Curtis Corner Baptist Church.  You can listen to the sermon here for details on each point.

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