For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. If God is for us, who can be against us? Because the believer overcomes the world. If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? Because all things work together for good to the believer. God cannot break His promise or disregard what He says in His Word. Remember, God is our heavenly Father who, in love will discipline His children to draw them back to himself. Abraham get her out of here.
The man who believes shall be saved. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared. Philippians 1:6—Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. And then what would the Roman slave master do? Faith without works is a dead faith. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them.
Therefore, you cannot snatch yourself out of Christ's hand. He promised Christians that he would come to them and would provide them with a companion Spirit the Comforter or Paraclete who would not only be at their side but would be within them, as much a part of them as their very breath John 14:16-18. Because that man has not the faith and courage to make that break, does he cease to be a Christian? The Bible says quite clearly that we can know that we have eternal life: I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. It is about the timing of the second coming of Christ, which cannot occur until the antichrist is revealed. He is eventually going to conform you fully to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, and He never begins a work that He does not intend to finish. When this happened the Jewish Christians thought that they were not properly converted the first time, so they had them start over again. But those who are outside, God judges.
John is simply telling us, this is the standard, that we do not sin, and we need to get with the plan. Nowhere, because it is God who completes each stage of our salvation. Psalm 136: Twenty-six times in this Psalm it is written His mercy endureth forever. The Blood of Jesus will wash away the stain of your sins. One kind of earth was watered and blessed by God. God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.
Since Christ cannot die again, the believer is eternally secure. In 1:5-10 he speaks about God being light and the forgiveness of our sins. How many thousands of earnest Christian people there are who have allowed what they thought was their responsibility to their friends to keep them from fully following Christ. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Ironside believes that this verse refers particularly to the work of the Holy Spirit. For a more thorough treatment of this subject, see Holiness: The False and the True, Loizeaux Brothers.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. Evil patterns of life are inconsistent with Christian transformation. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. The whole nation of Israel was sanctified by the blood of the covenant; in a certain sense the whole world has been sanctified by the blood of the cross. Because a sealed and witnessed transaction is final.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. We do not need to fuss and fight and debate the issue. I have heard eternal security labeled as a doctrine of demons, straight from the pit of hell, and a purposeful excuse to abide in sin. If you are really born again, that is always the answer. I remember when a certain preacher came out with a blatant attack on the doctrine of blood atonement. I do not say that he should ask about that.
And you remember what it was? The apostle John tells us how we are to understand a case like that. If this is true, why did Jesus die? True believers always produce some fruit although the amount of fruit can vary considerably. But the precious blood of Christ answers for every sin a believer has ever committed. No one who has been justified can go against God's plan and not be glorified. The believers continue with God. His Sheep Follow Him I have purposely left this point until last because people generally take it for granted it will be the first passage used in taking up this subject. Paul was confident that this would be preserved until all the dangers and failures of life would be past with the coming of the Lord.