(Mat 19:27 KJV) Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
(Luke 10:25 KJV) And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
(Luke 18:18 KJV) And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
(John 3:15 KJV) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
(John 5:39 KJV) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
(John 6:54 KJV) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
(John 6:68 KJV) Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
(John 17:2 KJV) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
(Acts 13:48 KJV) And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
(Rom 2:7 KJV) To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
(Rom 5:21 KJV) That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Rom 6:23 KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(1 Tim 6:12 KJV) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
(1 Tim 6:19 KJV) Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
(John 10:28 KJV) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
(Titus 1:2 KJV) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
(Titus 3:7 KJV) That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
(1 John 1:2 KJV) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
(1 John 2:25 KJV) And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
(1 John 3:15 KJV) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
(1 John 5:11 KJV) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
(1 John 5:13 KJV) 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.
(1 John 5:20 KJV) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
(Jude 1:21 KJV) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
There seems to be a classical ongoing disagreement between the Fundamentals and others on this topic too, while the dispensationalist falsely do seem to advocate that one personally can continue to deliberately sin and next not lose one’s eternal salvation , others do now point out that by doing so, one is using his free will to personally reject eternal life. No man can take them out of God’s hand but only they themselves can still..
(1 Cor 9:27 KJV) But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
(John 8:51 KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Note the word IF.. all personal contracts require the continual, ongoing consent, agreement, compliances of both parties otherwise it is a false breach of contract.. and so why have some groups falsely now left out the word IF?
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Romans 11:29 (Mat 22:14 KJV) For many are called, but few are chosen.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 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. John 10:27-29.
The term “snatch” means to take by force. This promise guarantees that the devil cannot remove the believer (present tense) from the hand of God. This safety is only from forces outside the believer and God Himself. A backslider removes himself from the promises of safety and security. He is not removed against his own will.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39
First, these verses do not say, “Who shall separate us from the salvation of God?” Secondly, nowhere in these verses is Paul saying that sin cannot separate the one who rebels against the true and holy God.
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. Philippians 1:6
Please take note that the Scriptures never state this kind of confidence is now for any those who are lukewarm, to be spued out out his mouth, or the continually “sinning saints.”
Notice the condition to this security. It is through faith. Sin is not faith. It is unbelief, or anti-faith. As long as believers are constantly abiding in the faith, the power of God keeps them. Since they have their faith in Jesus Christ, they have the security that is promised. If eternal security were true, why is it never stated once in the Bible as that.
And this is the Father’s will who hath sent me, that all of which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again on the last day. John 6:39
Many confuse God’s will with God’s decree. It is still also God’s main will that none should perish, and that all would come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). It is still the Father’s will (desire) that Jesus should not “lose” any, but this is the ideal, and not any proof of the inability of falling away. For in John 17:12 Jesus said, “those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost except the son of perdition,” direct proof that in spite of the desire of God that “none shall be lost,” there was at least one of the chosen twelve that was! The will of God never violates the free will he has given us to exercise!
Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.The Scriptures also still do tell us to “Be faithful until death and I will give you a crown of life.” (Rev. 3:5,21). The Lord preserves the faithful (Psalms 31:23), not the unfaithful. This is the true perseverance of the Saints!
THE DEVIL’S REBUTTAL, THE DAMNABLE LIE TOO. Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (GENESIS 3: 4)
Satan’s ONGOING heresy that “You shall not surely die,” when rightfully expanded, claims that we ALL NOW are already immortal, so no death has a real hold over us. This idea, proposed at the very beginning, has thrived throughout history and has crept into Dispensationalism again too.
Eternal security, a concept generally described as “once saved, always saved,” is the notion that, once one accepts Jesus Christ as Savior, their eternal salvation is next assured. This contract agreement between the two parties God and the persons now is true only if it is understood as now in addition also having two major conditions attached.
1: those who accept Christ’s blood for the remission of sins remain faithful next in their full commitment to Him. This faithfulness is defined per loyalty to conditions, terms, persons, or agreements. Their faith that saves them is a real, living faith, meaning it is active, dynamic. A faith with Living faith works and produces real life changes within the person having it. This gives rise to the second condition for this contract to be true:
2″ Those who accept Christ as Savior. Lord now must be continually growing, changing, and overcoming. The defined, contract, and related terms without adherence to all of these conditions makes one’s salvation into nothing more than the vain acceptance or mental agreement with the proposition that Jesus is Savior. The devil believes this also so what?
(James 2:20 KJV) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
(James 2:21 KJV) Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
(James 2:22 KJV) Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
(James 2:23 KJV) And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
(James 2:24 KJV) Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
(James 2:25 KJV) Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
(James 2:26 KJV) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
WHO DOES NOT HAVE ETERNAL SECURITY?
(1) Those who profess but do not repent (Lk. 3:7-14; Acts 26:20). (2) Those who have mere intellectual assent (Jn. 2:23-25; Jam 2:17-20). (3) Those who have self-willed faith, only believing what they want to believe rather than the testimony of the Scriptures (Jn. 6:60-66).