by Rick Ferguson

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A Solid Place to Stand: A Doctrinal Survey Of The Book Of Romans (26 of 42)
His Sovereignty...Our Security
Rick Ferguson
Romans 8:31- 39

Diagnostic Questions:

I want to begin today by asking you to answer two very simple, basic, eternally significant diagnostic questions....

Question 1... "If you were to die today, do you know for sure you would go to heaven to live forever with the Lord"?
• How would you answer that question today?
• Are you absolutely sure, and totally secure in your relationship with God, so much so that you have perfect confidence in your eternal future?

(a) Can I tell you how most people respond to that question....?
• Most people say, "Well, I certainly hope I will go to heaven when I die, but I don't think anyone can know for sure!"

(b) Would you be surprised if I told you that the Bible clearly tells us we can know for sure we are going to heaven someday. In fact the Bible declares we should know for sure.
Text: I Jn 5:13

(c) You see, you can know for sure that you have eternal life, because eternal life does not begin the moment you die... Eternal life begins the moment you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and come into a saving relationship with Him...
Text: John 17:3

(d) Can I tell you, I know for sure I am going to heave someday... I am enjoying and experiencing eternal life right now...
• Some of you may think that it is very arrogant and self confident of me to tell you I know for sure I am going to heaven when I die.
• The truth is, I am not being arrogant or self confident, because you see, I am not going to heaven on my own merits (it is not because of anything I have done) but rather on the merits of Jesus Christ (it is because of everything He has done for me.)

Question #2... If you were to stand before God today and He were to ask you, "Why should I let you into my heaven?" ... What would you say?

(a) I can tell you I have asked a lot of people that very question, and do you know how most ...

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