In JOH 11:25, the Lord Jesus Christ said to a woman named Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” As Christians our greatest hope and confidence lies in the fact that at the moment of salvation we have eternal life. Our salvation, from the moment we become born again to the day we die, depends entirely upon our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and does not depend on anything in us. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself ensures that you can never lose your salvation. As our Lord said in the Gospel of John, the only works we can do to receive salvation is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our personal Savior.
JOH 6:28-29*Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.”
You can destroy your life to the utmost, you can fail miserably, and you can even live worse than an unbeliever, but you still cannot lose your salvation. You cannot commit a sin or get involved with anything that could ever cause you to lose your salvation. Jesus Christ indwells your body for security and protection and as a guarantee that you have eternal life. In fact, when you die you are immediately “absent from the body and face to face with the Lord,”2CO 5:8*.And the moment that you die, even though you cannot see Him now, you will be face to face with the Lord. The first Person you will see when you leave your body through physical death is the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, the indwelling of the Trinity, especially the indwelling of the Lord Jesus Christ, is related to the fantastic eternal security that God’s people should appreciate. Every Church-age believer is indwelt by God the Father (EPH 4:6), God the Son (GAL 2:20), and God the Holy Spirit (1CO 6:19-20). As we will see, the Bible is very clear regarding the reality of eternal security, even though there are so many believers who are ignorant of this fact.
Salvation has its foundation in five basic truths:
Depravity. There is nothing in fallen man in which God can take pleasure or that He can accept in any way. Man is the object of divine grace;he can never earn God’s favor, EPH 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
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