January 11, 2021
It is good for our spiritual health and productivity as Christians to know we are eternally secure. This is why we must have a Scriptural defense for our eternal security.
2 Peter 2:21 says: "For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.”
Adrian Rogers says, “Reformation without transformation leads to greater degradation and final condemnation.” Reformation doesn't give us a new nature. Our sinful desires only hibernate and wake up stronger. Salvation, on the other hand, gives us a new nature and desire to follow Jesus.
Matthew 24:11-13 says, "Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved."
Endurance is the mark of reality in the life of a human soul. We must endure in times of trials so that our faith will not fail.
John 15:5 says: “I am the vine, you are the branches: He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for without Me you can do nothing.”
Those who abide in Him bear the fruit. Those who do not bear fruit, are not abiding in Him.
Hebrews 6:4-6 says, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance; since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”
This passage refers to those who know the truth and turn from it, eyes wide open, having never repented to begin with. But we, who have accepted salvation and repented of our sins, are eternally secure.
Adrian Rogers says, “Eternal security is like a strong rubber band that God puts around you when you get saved. You may stray away but He keeps drawing you back.”
Adrian Rogers says, “Those who live by truth get more and more freedom. Those who live by lies experience more and more bondage.” Consider this Scriptural Defense for your eternal security.