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How to Be Sure of Eternal Security

How to Be Sure of Eternal Security

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A contemplation on the things which assures the saint of his eternal security. An encouraging word for those saints struggling with assurance.
A contemplation on the things which assures the saint of his eternal security. An encouraging word for those saints struggling with assurance.

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How can a true believer be confident of his‘Eternal Security’?
Mike Jeshurun
One of the most comforting doctrines or truths revealed in theWord of God to the believer is his ‘Eternal Security’ in Christ.There is nothing more comforting to a soul troubled with sin, butto know that the Christ in whom he hath placed his trust, shall
save him to the end
, notwithstanding his own corrupt flesh, thetemptations of the world and the devil who goes about as aroaring lion seeking to devour him!As the Lord Himself assured – “My sheep hear my voice, and Iknow them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them
; and they shall
never perish
, neither shall any man
pluck them out of My hand
. My Father, which gave them Me, isgreater than all; and no man is able to
pluck them out of MyFather’s hand”.
[John 10:27-29]
The nature of the change which occurs in regeneration,guarantees the eternal security of God’s elect. 
Before one can understand or grasp the truth of the ‘eternalsecurity’ of the believer, he must
grasp the
of salvation!Regeneration is a radical and supernatural change of the inner nature, through which the soul is made spiritually alive, and thenew life which is implanted is immortal. And since it is a changein the inner nature, it is in a sphere in which man does not havecontrol. No creature is at liberty to change the fundamental
 principles of its nature, for that is the prerogative of God ascreator. Hence nothing short of another supernatural act of Godcould reverse this change and cause the new life to be lost. The born-again Christian can no more lose his sonship to theheavenly Father than an earthly son can lose his sonship to anearthly father. The idea that a Christian may fall away and perisharises from a wrong conception of the principle of spiritual life,which is imparted to the soul in regeneration.If Christ had gone to the cross just to give us life, conceivablywe could commit a sin and lose that life; but because He hasgiven us
eternal life
, by the very nature of that which is eternal,it must be forever and ever. "He that believeth on the Son
everlasting life" [Jn. 3:36]. Not
have or 
have (
he behaves), but
right now!
[see also 1 Jn 5:13].The ‘new birth’ is a spiritual resurrection, a passing from deathunto life [Jn 5:24]. Writing to the saints in Ephesus the apostlePaul said, "But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great lovewherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hathquickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) andhath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus; [Eph. 2:4-6; see also Col. 2:12]. This isthe resurrection that Jesus spoke of to Martha before He raisedLazarus from the dead. He said, "I am the resurrection, and thelife: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall helive: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die[Jn. 11:25,26].According to these verses, those whom God hath made alive,have experienced the resurrection of their souls. The Bible callsthis the ‘First Resurrection’ [Rev. 20:5]. Upon those who have
experienced the First Resurrection the ‘Second Death’ has no power [Rev. 20:6]. The second death being eternal damnation inHell [Rev. 20:14].
The saints relationship to the law guarantees his eternalsecurity. 
Prior to their salvation the elect of God were under the ‘curse of the law’ [Gal. 3:13]. The curse of the law is its penal sanction.This is essentially the wrath or curse of God, the displeasurewhich rests upon every infraction of the law’s demand. "Cursedis every one that continueth not in all things written in the book of the law to do them" [Gal 3:10]. Without deliverance from thiscurse there could be no salvation. It is from this curse that Christhas purchased his people and the price of the purchase was thatHe himself became a curse. He became so identified with thecurse resting upon His people that the whole of it in all itsunrelieved intensity became His. That curse He bore and thatcurse He exhausted. That was the price paid for this redemptionand the liberty secured for the beneficiaries is that there is nomore curse.Christ has redeemed us from the necessity of keeping the law
condition of our justification and acceptance with God.
Without such redemption there could be no justification and nosalvation. It is the obedience of Christ Himself that has securedthis release. For it is by His obedience that many will beconstituted righteous [Rom 5:19]. In other words, it is the activeand passive obedience of Christ that is the price of thisredemption, active and passive obedience because He was madeunder law, fulfilled all the requirements of righteousness andmet all the sanctions of justice.

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