When people come to know Christ as their Savior, they are brought into a  relationship with God that guarantees their eternal security. Jude 24 declares, “To Him who is able to keep you from  falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with  great joy.” God’s power is able to keep the believer from falling. It is up to  Him, not us, to present us before His glorious presence. Our eternal security is  a result of God keeping us, not us maintaining our own salvation.

The  Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never  perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to  me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand” (John 10:28-29b).  Both  Jesus and the Father have us firmly grasped in their hand. Who could possibly  separate us from the grip of both the Father and the Son?

Ephesians 4:30 tells us  that believers are “sealed for the day of redemption.” If believers did not have  eternal security, the sealing could not truly be unto the day of redemption, but  only to the day of sinning, apostasy, or disbelief. John  3:15-16 tells us that whoever believes in Jesus Christ will “have eternal  life.” If a person were to be promised eternal life, but then have it taken  away, it was never “eternal” to begin with. If eternal security is not true, the  promises of eternal life in the Bible would be in error.

The most  powerful argument for eternal security is Romans  8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor  demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor  depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the  love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Our eternal security is based on  God’s love for those whom He has redeemed. Our eternal security is purchased by  Christ, promised by the Father, and sealed by the Holy Spirit.

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