We have a sure salvation, and Scripture is abundantly clear on that point. Paul said in Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.
And, my friend, he expanded that great truth to the triumphant climax of such a bold statement as, Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. (Romans 8:33)
The Throne of God is back of the weakest, humblest man who has come to trust Christ, and there is not a created intelligence in God's universe who can bring a charge against one of these who is justified through faith in His blood.
Paul continued in verses 34-37 of Romans 8: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (v. 34)
Drink these verses into your very soul as the words of Paul build this mighty wall of assurance!Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we were accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (vv. 35-37)
And if further assurance be needed, read verses 38 and 39:
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Here we are given the guarantee that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing that is seen, nothing that is unseen, nothing that is natural, nothing that is supernatural can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
The Lord Jesus Himself made this tremendous statement of our absolute security:
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. (John 10:27-29)
Thus it becomes a question, not of our ability to hold onto Him, but of His ability to have secure hold on us. My friend, He said with the infinite wisdom and full authority of the Godhead that He can hold us and that they who trust in Him shall never perish.
Is your hope fixed in a God who is all-powerful or in a God who may suffer defeat?
—From J. Vernon McGee's booklet "Is it Possible for a Saved Person Ever to be Lost?"
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