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Can You Lose It? (2 Of 4)
I am reluctant to leave this 8th chapter of Romans because there is a sermon in every verse. These verses have to do with this great salvation which God has given to us when we receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. In these verses we see that our salvation extends from eternity past to eternity future. It cares for our past. It cares for our present. It cares for our future. Everything about our salvation is presented to us here in glorious, glorious language.
Now the question arises about this great salvation. Can you lose it? Somewhere along the way between here and there, is it possible for you and me to do something or to so disgrace the Lord that the Lord withdraws his salvation and we can lose it? Well, I want to tip my hand right at the very beginning of the message. I think all of you understand that I take the position that you cannot lose it. I do not believe you can lose this great salvation because these verses tell us that there is no separation between the child of God and the precious love of God.
Here is a chapter that begins with no condemnation. ''There is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus''. Now the chapter comes to a glorious climax when it says to us in these verse that there is no separation. You can't lose it!
What does it mean in these verses when two times it indicates to us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ and from the love of God.
I want to say first of all that no separation means no accusation. Is there anyone who can accuse us? Is there anyone who can stand in eternity and say to you and to me, because of things we can be accused of, we can lose our salvation. Of course, we do have our accusers. Revelation 12:10 tells us that Satan is the accuser of the brethren. The devil is working overtime. The devil is working full time. The devil is night and day accusing the brethren.
Then, of course, ...
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