Eternal Security

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. (1 John 5:13)

Eternal security is very, very important. “You need to know that you know that you know Christ.” You need to have confidence that, “There is nothing that you could ever do to earn salvation.”

Likewise, “There is nothing you could ever do that would ever take away your salvation.” The Bible teaches with great clarity, once you become a child of God, you will always be a child of God. Period! You didn't do something to earn salvation; and you can't do anything that would be so despicable that God would say, “You are not worthy enough. I'm going to take you’re your salvation.”

Years ago, a man came to me in my first pastorate. He was concerned about his salvation. He said, “You know, they put my name on the roll of the church when I made a decision, and I've never seen it written down there. Could you open up the Church Membership Book and allow me to see my name on the roll?” I said, “Sure.” I opened the book and showed him his name. Interestingly, he never showed up at church again!

I fear that this man may not have understood that eternal security is not granted because your name is on some church roll. Eternal security is based upon whether your name is written in the “Lamb's Book of Life.” You need to have the confidence that your name is written in that book; it is recorded in heaven while you are still on earth, when you place your faith in Christ and surrender your life to Him.

Are you confident that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Have you accepted the Lord’s free gift of salvation and given your life to Him? If not, I pray that today would be the day you make that decision so you can be confident in your eternal security.

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