How Can I Know That I Am Saved Forever?
1 John 5:13; John 6:47; Romans 6:23; John 10:27-30
1. We come back to the question, "How can I know that I am saved forever?" I have listed just a few of the many verses in Scripture that speak of eternal life. Please make special note of the word eternal. If the Lord did not mean eternal, then it makes since He would have used a different word. He was very careful about the words He chose to place in Scripture. God wants you to know that when you place your faith in the finished work of the cross, when you receive Jesus as your Savior, you can know for certain that you will one day go to heaven. You have His Word on it!
2. John 20:31, "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."
QUOTE: Dr. Harry Ironside stated that "Salvation was like Noah inviting a pagan in his day to place his trust in God's Word and come in to the ark." He goes on to say, "Some view salvation like Noah offering to put a peg on the outside of the ark. 'If you just hang on through the storm, you'll be saved.' Salvation is not dependent on our holding on to God, but on our being securely held by Christ."
Remember what Jesus said? "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
3. This morning I want to give you three things as we consider the question, "How can I know I am saved forever?"
I. The Salvation Transaction
II. The Scriptural Declaration
III. The Spiritual Confirmation
I. THE SALVATION TRANSACTION
A. The new birth
1. Jesus said in John 3:3, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Then in (vv. 6-7, He continues: "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye ...
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