Salavation Is Irreversible by Rick Ferguson

SALVATION IS IRREVERSIBLE

Ephesians 1:13-14

We began talking last week about the Biblical
doctrine of the security of the believer. We said
that the believer was secure because of:

I. THE PREDESTINATION OF GOD.

II. THE PURPOSE OF GOD.

III. THE PRAISE OF GOD. For Ephesians 1:11b-12 says

"We have an inheritance, being predestinated according
to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after
the counsel of his own will, (12) that we should be
to the praise of his glory who first trusted in
Christ."

I believe, because of these reasons, when a man
is genuinely born again, he can never, ever again
become lost. If he can. then God's plan of pre-
destination is interrupted, His purpose is hindered
and His praise is removed. To say a man who has
been saved by the blood of Christ can be lost again
is to question the integrity of God, it is to call
God an inept God, it is to call Him a liar and it
is to say that the blood of Christ is powerless
over sin. What a dreadful theological error it is
to question the doctrine of once saved-always saved.

Tonight as we move further into Ephesians 1
we will discover more reasons why I believe in the
security of the believer. Tonight we will see why
I say that SALVATION IS IRREVERSIBLE.

TEXT

A man once asked me, "Do you really believe in
that once saved-always saved stuff?" I said, "I
surely do!" He said, "You mean to tell me you
believe a man can get saved in your church then go
out and kill and murder and rob and still go to
heaven?"

Copyright C) 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson.
All rights reserved. No portion of this
document may be used in any form without
the written permission of the author. Bible
quotations are from the New International
Version unless otherwise indicated.

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That's not what I said. This man was making
several theological errors. He was making incorrect
soteriological presumptions.

He was failing to realize the power of
salvatio ...


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