THE BELIEVER’S BODY MAY BE DESTROYED, BUT HE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED
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“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you…I have judged already: to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, THAT THE SPIRIT MAY BE SAVED IN THE DAY OF THE LORD JESUS” (I Cor. 5:1-5).
THE BELIEVER MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE
“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” (Phil. 1:6).
A Christian once remarked: “Before I learned the truth of my eternal security, I held on to Christ with one hand and tried to serve Him with the other; but when I realized that both Christ’s arms were around me, and I could never be lost, it left both my hands free to serve Him!”5
“During the construction of the Golden Gate bridge, it was observed that many of the workmen, fearing for their safety if they fell, were reluctant to perform their work effectively. A net was constructed under the whole span, so that any person falling from the bridge would be caught in it and saved. From that time on, the work went forward with increased speed and efficiency. Once the men knew they were secure, they worked with confidence. To constantly have the fear of being eternally lost is not conducive to confident, loving, and effective service. It is not fear, but love, that should be the motive for the Christian’s serving.”6
“For God hath NOT given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Tim. 1:7).
THE BELIEVER HAS A SECOND BIRTH, NOT A THIRD OR FOURTH
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7). Jesus did NOT say, “Ye must be born again and again and again.” “Like begets like. An eternal God begets eternal children.”7 Can a person become unborn once he has been born? NO!!!
THE BELIEVER CAN KNOW THAT HE HAS ETERNAL LIFE
“These things have I written unto you that believe…that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life” (I John 5:13).
THE BELIEVER CAN KNOW THAT HE SHALL BE LIKE CHRIST
“Beloved NOW are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we KNOW that, when he shall appear, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM…” (I John 3:2).