The whole idea of losing one's Eternal Security is preposterous. How can a person have Eternal Security if no one can be eternally secure? It just doesn't add up. Let the Scriptures be your guide. In John 5:39 Jesus commanded His disciples to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!
Sealed with the Holy Spirit
I triple-dog dare you to show me one person in the Bible who lost their salvation. King David lost the "joy" of salvation, but he didn't lose his salvation. Jesus never spoke of anyone losing their Eternal Security. The Bible has much to say about the assurance of our salvation. As a matter of fact, God gave us the Holy Spirit as an "earnest" of our inheritance in Heaven. The Greek word for "earnest" literally means "down payment." God gave me the Holy Spirit as PROOF that I am a "purchased possession." If you are a believer, then you belong to God and He has made His claim on you.
"...ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory" —Ephesians 1:13,14
Don't tell me I can lose my salvation... my sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus! I am a "purchased possession." The Holy Spirit is God's claim upon me as His own, which means the Devil cannot claim my soul to Hell. You cannot affect my salvation. I cannot change my eternal security. God has placed His down payment within my body—the Holy Spirit of God.
A License to Sin?
I am going to Heaven, regardless of how I live. But you say, that's crazy! No! That's Bible! So do Christians have a license to sin? Yes, if you want to view it that way.
David J. Stewart, Jesus is Savior 13 Comments
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