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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS
"God's Pencil Has No Eraser - Eternal Security"
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We live in a world that is security conscious. Job security is very very
important, as many of you know. Health security--national security. We are awfully
concerned about what we eat, the drugs that we buy, that they are secured so that
they won't be tampered with so that we will not be poisoned. We live in an age
where security is very important but the most important of all securities is the
recognition that in Christ we have eternal security. If everything else were to
become insecure, to know that we have in Christ eternal security, we are blessed
among all people.
A group of men was sitting around talking one day and one of them said, "I'm
of the Lutheran persuasion." Another man said, "Well, I'm of the Presbyterian
persuasion." Another one said, "I'm a Methodist by persuasion." The fourth guy
said, "Well, I'm of Paul's persuasion." They said, "What do you mean, Paul's
persuasion?" He said, "Well, I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I
committed unto Him against that day. That is what Paul said and that is what I believe.
I'm of Paul's persuasion." We are of Paul's persuasion right here.
A good friend who wrote me recently said, "How come you preach on this Baptist
doctrine?" Well, if it was a Baptist doctrine--I don't know what a Baptist doctrine is, to
tell the truth. I know what Bible doctrines are that Baptists believe, but I don't know
what a Baptist doctrine is. This is not a Baptist doctrine; this is a Bible doctrine. It is a
Bible truth that God intends all of His people to have.
In order to understand what is called "once saved always saved," or "eternal
security," or some call it "perseverance of the saints," we must clarify what salvation is--
in order to come to grips with this. The question ...
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