If you fall into sin tomorrow or next month, is it
possible for you to lose your gift of eternal
The Bible says:
We are sanctified through the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest
stands daily ministering and offering repeatedly the same
sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this
man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for
ever [past, present and future]
sat down at the right hand of God
. . . . For by one offering has He perfected forever those
who are being sanctified.
10:10-12, 14According to the Bible, for which of your sins did
Jesus pay when He died?
- Your past and present sins.
According to this verse, how often are you sanctified
(made holy) by the death of Jesus Christ?
- All your sins forever: past present and
ETERNAL SECURITY: A NECESSARY
CONCLUSION OF OUR LORD'S
|Once a week.
||Once every time you confess your latest sins and
|Once a month.
does not lose the gift of eternal life because of sin.
That's the very reason that Christ died . . . to pay for your
sins! It is because He died for all sins forever --
past, present, future -- that He is able once and for all to
declare you not guilty . . . not only of your past sins, but
of all your sins: past, present and future! To refuse to
believe this is to refuse to believe the very gospel
ETERNAL SECURITY: A NECESSARY
CONCLUSION OF GRACE
after you had trusted Christ you were required to keep the law
of God to "stay saved" . . .
|Could you honestly say that eternal life was by
grace (a free gift)?
|Would that imply that your salvation ultimately
depended upon the works of the
Therefore, if someone flatly denies the Bible's
teaching on eternal security, how is he actually trying to
reach God, by grace, or by the works of the law?
Can anyone be justified (saved) in this way?
How does the Bible say that a man is justified? [See Romans
3:28 for help]
In another passage of the Bible Jesus
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, who has
given them to Me is greater than all; and no one is able to
snatch them out of My Father's hand. John
above verse, what type of life did Jesus say He
If it is truly eternal as Jesus said could it ever be
In the above verse, who did Jesus say was greater than all?
How great would someone have to be to take himself out of
Are you greater than God?
In light of this verse, if you had just 24 hours left to live,
what could you do to insure that you would not go to
(For additional passages on eternal security see:
Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 1:12-14, John 6:37-40, Hebrews
SHALL WE CONTINUE TO SIN
THEN?Although no sin can ever deprive a believer of the
eternal life which was freely bestowed upon him once and for
all, sin nevertheless has grave consequences both in this life
and in the life to come. Firstly, there are natural
consequences of sin. A person who drinks to excess may
kill himself or an innocent victim in an automobile
accident. One who engages in immoral activity may
contract AIDS and die. Knowing Christ as Savior will
save one from hell, but it will not save one from the natural
consequences of sinful or foolish living. (Gal. 6:7-8,
James 2:14-17). Secondly, there are eternal consequences
for sin. Receiving a free ticket to a sports event
guarantees one entrance to the stadium, but it does not
guarantee one a front row seat. Similarly, receiving the
free gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ
guarantees a person entrance into God's eternal kingdom, but
it in no way guarantees one an exalted position in that
kingdom! Our "position" in heaven and the rewards
associated with that position are totally dependent upon the
holy life and godly works which we manifest in this lifetime
(I Cor. 3:11-17, 9:24-27, II Cor. 5:10-11). While the
pleasures of sin in this life may at times appear more
important than some distant hope of future rewards in heaven,
scripture teaches that those who barter away their
"inheritance" (their future rewards in heaven) for the
pleasures of sin will one day weep uncontrollably when they
see the unspeakable rewards which they forfeited when they
pursued their own sinful pleasures in this lifetime.
(Hebrew 12:14-17, Like 19:11-27, Matthew