Grace Bible Church
robert R. McLaughlin
Friday January 26, 2018
Pastor Rick Bettez.
Eternal Security is exactly what you received at salvation. Once saved always saved!
Joh 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Joh 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” TRULY, TRULY Greek – WITHOUT A DOUBT, it had a serious and factual nature when used.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
ETERNAL- Greek adj. AIONIOS – without beginning or ending, never ceasing. Everlasting.
(AMP)Joh 10:27-28 The Sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice, and I know them and they follow Me, and I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages- to all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed. And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.
These words of the Lord Jesus Christ and the scripture I’m listing should be enough but what a Bel must do is understand the REAL to recognize the fake (counterfeit)!
1Joh 2:25 This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.
When The Lord Jesus Christ said
‘it is finished’ (Joh 19:30) that was it, nothing to add or take from it!
1Pet 1:3-5 speaks to Bels as being born again and fully protected by God after salvation.
‘to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.’
Jesus Christ can not be condemned therefore we can not be condemned!
Rom 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2Tim 2:11 It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him
2Tim 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
1Thes 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
Tit 1:1 Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,
Tit 3:7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Paul is teaching & reminding Titus that his confidence should be in his salvation, we are HEIRS of Christ
Even King David knew he could not fall from the grip of God.
Psa 139:8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there
Old Testament or New… Eternal Security is clear!
1Sam 12:22 “For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
Psa 121:7 The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. 8 The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.
Dan 12:2 “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace
and everlasting contempt.
Remember David & Moses both
committed murder as Bel’s!
Abraham & Jacob lied and
manipulated. Peter denied the
Lord. The Bible records failure
right along with success so we
never have to doubt the mercy &
forgiveness of God.
Rev 21:8 But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
This is speaking about lifestyle!
Rev 21:7 “He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
You have to understand the context and understand that often a LIFESTYLE is in view not a Bel who is occasionally stumbling in a sin.
Anyone that is living in a lifestyle of sin with no intent on changing or no conviction from the HS…is probably not born again!
Rev 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
Greek word POIEO is used for PRACTICES…lifestyle, consistently carrying out something, repetitive to the point you would be the author of that act.
Or PRACTICE is Greek word PRASSO also having the meaning of repetitive, lifestyle or habitual.
Gal 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
Gal 5:21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice (PRASSO) such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Scripture in context with a view to the full meaning of language.
Who wrote the scripture and at what time or what audience it was directed toward?
We know the HS is responsible yet the customs and language of the day matter in the full interpretation.
Eph 5:5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
A lifestyle is in view.
In Ephesus Paul was warning against the worship of the phallic cult, there was a worship or religious movement having prostitution (male and female)
involved in certain ceremonies.
Corinthians & Colossians had similar issues as well! This time in history had many false religions.
1Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals
10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
In 1Cor 6:9-10 Unbelieving Jewish leaders & Judges had many perversions & financial scams trying to control & regulate churches.
(1Cor 6) Bels are guilty of all of these sins but this passage is referring to Unbel judges, emphasizing the areas of weakness whereby they would use a court case between two believers as an excuse to reject the gospel or not go to church where they could hear the gospel.
Some scripture points to a loss of reward in time & eternity that may even mean sin unto death….but not loss of salvation! Some scripture points to a lifestyle which would indicate the person is either not a Bel or if they are they are heading toward sin unto death.
1Cor 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
A person who habitually lives opposite of Christianity is usually an Unbel.
Gal 4:9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
Heb 3:17-19 And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.
Heb chapter 3 is a description of Bels who died the sin unto death, they had faith in God to leave Egypt (Salvation) but lacked faith in God to gain any momentum in His plan. Even Moses failed to enter into the promised land.
Num 20:12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.” BOTH MEN WERE BELS…BOTH WENT TO HEAVEN!
Psa 37:24 When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
We are in union with the Lord, and even OT saints had eternal security.