Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Doctrine Of Eternal Security

The Arminian calls eternal security a “damnable doctrine.” They reason that if on believes that “once he’s saved, he’s always saved” it will promote all manner of evil action. This is unfounded and puts man’s person above the clear teaching of God’s Word. Consider the true nature of salvation:

Salvation is a BIRTH

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:5,6

Salvation is a GIFT

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8, 9

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Romans 11:29

Salvation is a SATISFACTION

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 4:14

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:35

Salvation is EVERLASTING

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:36

Salvation is an INWARD change.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
II Peter 1:4

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
II Corinthians 5:17

Salvation is a PRESENT possession.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:24

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:28

Salvation is a TOTAL work of GRACE.

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Colossians 2:10

Salvation see us IN HEAVEN already.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4

Salvation is BEING KEPT by God.
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
II Timothy 1:12

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
I John 5:11, 12

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, 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

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 1:24, 25

It is obvious from what the Word of God teaches that both Calvinism and Arminianism are unscriptural, heretical extremes. The arguments raised by Arminius against Calvinism led heim to an extremem view of the free will of man. The assumptions that because man has the power to exercise his will to receive the offr of god’s gift of salvation , that he can also by an act of tha will later repudiate and reject that salvation, is a faulty conclusion.

We, in exercising our free will, commit acts that we cannot undo by another act of that free will. The acts of fornication, adultery, abortions, etc., cannot be undone. Salvation occurs by an act of man’s exercising his free will. Once done it CANNOT be undone. Hallelujah!!!

Outline from Baptist Beware!
Outline Bible Studies
For Adults & Teens
By the late Dr. Gary S. Prisk
My friend who taught and shared w/ me - Mate’

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