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  • Hi welcome back, I'm Joe and this is Tom.

  • Today we'll be continuing our fellowship from Chapter 2 in Volume 1 of the "Basic Elements of the Christian Life".

  • Tom, based on the last chapter, we talked about how someone can know that they're really saved.

  • And then continuing in this chapter,

  • it shows about how someone can be assured that they can't lose their salvation.

  • I'm going to read a short portion, and then we'll get into the fellowship today.

  • So here, it says here "After a Christian has received the assurance that he is really saved,

  • he may consider, 'I know I am saved today, but how do I know that I will be saved tomorrow?

  • Is it possible for me to lose my salvation?'"

  • Tom, many people have this question. What verse can you share with us to show that we can't lose our salvation?

  • John 10:28 says, "And I give to them eternal life, and they shall by no means perish forever,

  • and no one shall snatch them out of My hand."

  • This verse tells us quite clearly that the eternal life that's given to us by God,

  • that we possess, is something that we cannot lose.

  • That ones we've been saved, we received His life, no one can snatch us out of the Lord's hand.

  • So based on this verse, we can realize that we can't lose our salvation.

  • Okay. So this is related to John chapter 10.

  • What is another verse and another point that you can share with us about how we know we can't lose our salvation?

  • The first point I'd like to stress is that our salvation wasn't something that was initiated by us.

  • It was initiated by God. And Ephesians 1:4 says this,

  • "Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish before Him in love."

  • So we need to realize that regardless of how we feel,

  • that it wasn't based on our condition or anything we did good or bad that we were saved.

  • This salvation was something that was deep in God's heart in eternity passed.

  • It was He that chose us and it was something that was done before the foundation of the world.

  • Okay, there's one more point in this chapter,

  • another proof, another way, we know we can't lose our salvation is related to our being children of God.

  • And it comes from John chapter 1.

  • Can you read these verses to us and then share with us about how these shows our salvation is secure.

  • John 1:12 says this, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God,

  • to those who believe into His name."

  • And 13 continues, "Who were begotten (or born) not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

  • So, as believers in Christ, we're begotten or born of God to become children of God.

  • So what does this tell us about not losing our salvation?

  • It tells us that our salvation is a life matter. The eternal life of God is not just a place we go after we die.

  • The eternal life is God's own life through which we've been begotten, we've been born,

  • we've been born again to be children of God.

  • So ones a person is born, you can't be unborn.

  • Just as much as the naughtiness of ones children, they can't take that child's life away.

  • Neither can God or will God take away the eternal life because of our failures.

  • So we need to see that our relationship with God is a relationship of life.

  • And this life is eternal and it cannot be taken away.

  • Okay, so this covers two of the points about the security of salvation.

  • For everyone who is watching, we'd like to mention that there are four more points related to the security of salvation.

  • And if you'd like to know more about what those are,

  • please feel free to order a copy of the "Basic Elements of the Christian Life" from biblesforamerica.org.

  • Tom, thank you for joining us and thank you all for watching as well.

Hi welcome back, I'm Joe and this is Tom.

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救いの安全性 (The Security of Salvation)

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    Peggy Liu に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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