Eternal Security

How To Know You Are Saved

God’s word tells us that we can know that we are saved.

1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

Please see the post “How To Get To Heaven” for a explanation of the gospel and how you can know for sure you are saved. We are here to help if you have any questions or would like to receive Christ.

Eternal Life

John 3:14-18 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

John 10:28-30 “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”

John 6:35–37 “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. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father

giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

1 Peter 1:3–5 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

Revealed in the last time: Your soul is saved. Your body is not yet saved/redeemed. Meaning, salvation is not complete until the redemption of the purchased possession – your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:12-14; 4:30; Romans 8:19-23).

You get your glorified body at the rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 John 3:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). This is called the “redemption of our body” (Romans 8:23), “the adoption (Romans 8:23) and “the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19). This is when salvation is “revealed in the last time” and made manifest. It is showing something outward by means of a glorified body that was already done on the inside when God saved your soul.

Sealed to the day of the redemption of your body (The Rapture).

Ephesians 1:12-14 “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 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 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

The purchased possession is your body that will be redeemed.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Romans 8:23 “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”

This happens at the Rapture (When Christ comes back for the church: John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

1 Corinthians 15:51-54 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”

At salvation we become part of the body of Christ

2 Timothy 2:12–13 “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

The denial has nothing to do with salvation. According to the first part of the verse, it is the denial of a Millennial reign with Christ (Hebrews 3-4). Verse 13 makes it abundantly clear that Jesus Christ will not “deny himself,” and if you are saved, you are “members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Ephesians 5:30). If you quit believing on Christ after you are born again, that wouldn’t change your destination whatsoever (Romans 8:29); nothing can separate you from Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29; 38-39)!

2 Timothy 2:13 “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

1 John 3:20-21 “For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.”

Ephesians 5:29-32

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

1 Corinthians 12:12–13 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

Christ Paid For Your Sins Once For All, FOR EVER!

There were no seats in the Tabernacle and Temple in the Old Testament, because their work was never completed. Jesus sat down showing “it is finished.” One payment for sins for ever.

Hebrews 1:2-3 “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

Hebrews 10:10-13 “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.”

If Christ “purged our sin” with “one sacrifice for sins for ever,” what are you going to do to make sure the work is complete after “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”?

If you perish, did you ever have eternal life? Either you have eternal life or you do not. Either you have the Son or you don’t. Once you have the Son and His Spirit, they never leave you (Ephesian 1:12-14; 4:30; Hebrews 13:5-6; John 6:37).

People confuse being a child with how one conducts themselves as a child

You must be born again by the Spirit into the family of God (John 3:3-7). Once you are a child of God (John 1:10-12). For you to lose your salvation which you did not purchase  (Titus 3:5-7) and do not keep (1 Peter 1:3-5), you would have to be unborn of the Spirt Who has already sealed and cannot leave you. That is not possible.

When a child does not behave correctly, the do not become unborn! They get disciplined (read Hebrews 12:5-7).

You can lose your testimony, your health, your family, your job, your possessions, rewards in heaven, and the privilege of reigning as a king during the 1,000 year reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on this earth. You cannot lose your new birth. You did not save yourself and you do not keep it. If we had to keep it, we would lose it (1 John 1:8). Thank God that He keeps it and not us.

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