Eternal Life Is Eternal Security
By David J. Stewart | November 2017
John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
There is no separate doctrine of eternal security in the Holy Bible. The gift of eternal life, by faith alone in the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen, IS ETERNAL SECURITY!!! They are one and the same.
Once saved, always saved. Getting saved is a “free gift” (Romans 5:15). Anyone who believes God's record in the Holy Bible, that Jesus is the Christ Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and bodily resurrected after three days, is saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). God promised “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21). We are not saved by our own self-righteousness, but by God's imputed righteousness, through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-4; Philippians 3:9).
So, a Christian can gamble, commit fornication, steal, curse in the Lord's name and do really bad things, and still go to Heaven. The people who have a big problem with that kind of thinking are NOT saved. We are saved by what Jesus did on the cross, becoming the sacrifice for our sins. Jesus died as the sacrificial Lamb of God (John 1:29). He raised up the third day as our heavenly High Priest (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 4:14-15).
Here is one of my favorite quotes from Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold...“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, “Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible” | MP3.
Now, no believer has God's approval to live in sin (Romans 3:31). God chastises disobedient children (Hebrews 12:6-8). A believer who lives in sin will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:9-11). But the gift of eternal life has nothing to do with the manner in which we choose to live here on earth. You never have to be re-saved, it is not possible. Just as the physical birth is irreversible, so also is the second spiritual birth by the Holy Spirit of God irreversible. Salvation CANNOT be lost.
The Bible teaches that every believer is a member of the Body of Christ. Jesus is the Head of that Body, which is the Church. Colossians 1:18, “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Romans 12:5, “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” So if a believer could ever lose salvation, then Jesus would have to amputate part of His body! The very second you believe the Gospel, you are permanently saved. You instantly become a part of Christ's Body, the Church. Although many local churches require a person to officially join to become a member of their group, you don't need to be voted into THE CHURCH. You automatically become a member of the Church when you vote for Jesus, that is, when you place your trust in the Good News of what Christ has done to pay for your sins on the cross, believing that He raised up physically from the dead three days later. That is the only way to get to Heaven. 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
So there is no separate doctrine of eternal security in the Bible. Once you have eternal life, it is everlasting life, which cannot end. Everlasting life is life that lasts forever. So how could you ever lose it? God would be a liar if He took everlasting life back.
Also, please listen to the awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold titled, “Raised For Our Justification.” Dr. Arnold explains what the Scripture mean in 1st Corinthians 15:2, “By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” The Bible is speaking about Christ's resurrection, without which our faith would be in vain. Thank God for the gift of His only begotten Son, Who paid our debt of sin...
“Being saved is not something that you perform, it is something that He
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, “Raised For Our Justification.”
There is not one single verse in the entire Holy Bible which says eternal life can ever be forfeited once you have it. It is “eternal” life. This means when we die, leaving this earthly tabernacle (the body), there can be no break in conscience. How could there be if we truly have “eternal” life? You see, the human body is merely tabernacle, a temporary tent for our spirit and soul. I believe our soul and spirit will be identical in Heaven (or Hell for the unsaved) as it is in our earthly body. Leaving this body doesn't change who we are. The Bible promises a new glorified body like unto the Lord's body (Philippians 3:21). The unsaved will also receive a new indestructible body, but it will not be like unto the Lord's body. It will merely be equipped to suffer the intense torment, flames and suffering of Hell for all eternity. And remember, God NEVER sent anyone to Hell, they chose to go there by their own rejection of the gift of God, which is eternal life through faith alone in the Lamb of God (Romans 6:23). The choice is yours!
Very few People Ever See the Gospel
Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (see also Matthew 7:21-23)
Most people see religion, but not the Gospel. A popular illusion is called “Magic Eye” in which an image is hidden within an image. In the picture below, there are 3D strawberries hidden. I found them. Can you? Place your face up close to the screen and then back away slowly, while starring at the center of the picture, trying to look through it, as if in the background. When you get about 6 inches away, you should see the 3D strawberries floating in the picture. If it doesn't work at first, keep trying, going slower. It's just a matter of getting your eyes to adjust properly to see the hidden image. They are there! It's really clever I think. ...
What a great illustration of the truth of the Gospel. The world is filled with religious people. They are not mean people. They are sinners who want to do better. They want to help others. They want to go to Heaven. But they are heathens. Matthew 6:7, But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” I have always been amazed by that Scripture. The Lord referred to “heathens” who pray. Going to church never enabled anyone go to Heaven. YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN! (John 3:3-7)
Islam comes immediately to my mind. There are about one-and-a-half billion Muslims in the world, who are infamous for long chant-like prayers, who all deny that Jesus is the Christ. The Bible calls them antichrists (1st John 2:22). None of them are going to Heaven. They are all going to Hell to burn forever. They are heathens. There are also many “heathens” in America's psuedo-Christian churches. Church of Christ add water baptism to the Gospel. They are not saved. Lutherans also add water baptism to the Gospel. Martin Luther himself mandated water baptism for salvation, which you can verify in his catechisms written in 1529. Mr. Luther taught the satanic lie of sacramental salvation. Consequently, Martin Luther was a fraud, not really justified by faith alone, because he didn't have faith alone, as commonly wrongly assumed. Mr. Luther is burning in Hell forever!!! How about you my friend? Have you been born-again? Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world. Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes! Religion, religion and more religion, that's the way of the heathen world, but only through faith in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ can anyone ever go to Heaven!!!!!!!
Consider the image above with the hidden 3D strawberries. This is just like religion today. The Gospel is hidden in many churches, such as the Baptist religion, but few people ever see that Gospel. You can attend Baptist churches your entire life and still go straight to Hell when you die. You can read dozens of different popular religious tracts in Baptist churches, but still never see a clear presentation of the truth of the Gospel. You can sit through hundreds of services, and still never hear a clear presentation of the Gospel. Why is this? It is because Satan is a master deceiver, who knows the best way to blind and deceive people is to confuse them, and the best way to do that is with dozens of Bible versions and to embellish the Gospel in any way possible.
All this junk theology nowadays is hindering people from being saved. For example: A popular saying is to “trust Jesus,” but that is not the Gospel. The cross must be included in the plan of salvation. What about Christ's resurrection? I'm shocked how many religious tracts don't even mention the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Most churches tell lost people to “pray” a sinner's pray to be saved, but no where in the Bible is anyone required to pray to be saved. The word “call” in Romans 10:13 doesn't mean audible prayer, it means to rely upon the Lord in faith to be saved. I've met people who thought they were saved, because they prayed a prayer years ago. That is not the Gospel. We are saved by believing the Gospel, the Good News of Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day.
I know Bob Jones University graduates who are unsaved, because they think more is required than merely trusting the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. They think that repentance means turning away from the desire to wilfully sin. They think some attempt to depart from a deliberate lifestyle of sin is necessary to be saved. This is the garbage Calvinist theology of Pastor Charles Lawson of the Temple Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am not trying to be unkind, but the Gospel is important. Someone needs to refute Galatianism (i.e., partial faith in Christ plus works to be saved). The Galatians added circumcision to faith (Galatians 3:1-4), Pastor Lawson is adding holy living (turning from sins) to faith. These are the works of the Law. Turning from sins is a matter of discipleship, not salvation (Romans 12:1). For eternal life to truly remain a “free gift” (Romans 5:15), nothing can be required in return. You cannot show me anything in the Bible about “turning from sins” to be saved. The heretical concept of turning from sins was born in the theology of Cain, who tried to please God in the flesh by works.
Here is a wonderful Bible study series called, “SO GREAT SALVATION,” by Pastor Max D. Younce, which I am sharing with all my web visitors. It has been a big blessing to me to hear these studies and I hope you'll also listen to them...
SO GREAT SALVATION (MP3 Bible study, Dr. Max D. Younce)
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The Superiority Of The King James Translators | 2 | 3 | 4 (excellent, Pastor Max D. Younce)
Dr. James Sightler: Defender Of The Inspiration Of The King James Bible!
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece.”
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” ―Elie Wiesel
I am appalled at the indifference amongst professed Christians today concerning the corrupting of God's Word. They just don't care which Bible is God's Word. I'm talking about thousands of shameful apostate religious colleges today, that are INDIFFERENT toward the hundreds of perverted English Bibles, all of which are the Devil's way of depriving people of the true and pure Word of God. Consequently, there are many false plans of salvations being taught in the churches today, mainly the heresy of manmade repentance, aka, Lordship Salvation. Here is a truthful quote from Pastor Jack Hyles...
“God has a
special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible,
toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!”
—SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?”
“The Lord gave the
word: great was the company
of those that published it.” —Psalms 68:11
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!” —Psalms 119:103
3rd John 1:8, “We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.”
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all
the ways you can. In all the places
you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ―John Wesley
Why There's A Hell (MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2nd Thessalonians 1:8
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