Introduction: In this stanza, the Apostle Paul offers a striking expression concerning his salvation. He lets us know that he is certain that his salvation is everlasting in nature. Be that as it may, is it truly? Is salvation something we can depend on, or is it something we should basically expectation will turn out for us eventually? Can a Christian genuinely have outright confirmation that the person in question is saved? What's more, can the Christian be certain that the person won't ever be lost again? Is there anything you or I could do that would make Jesus remove our salvation? Is it workable for us to conclude that we would not like to be a Christian any longer and lose it that way? What I am asking is can God truly keep you saved?
The vast majority would say "No!" Most sections hold a view that says man can, willingly abandon God to sin whenever and be lost. This is the view held by the Methodists, Wesleyans, Free Will Baptists, Lutherans, Episcopalians, most sacredness and alluring gatherings, and the Anglican Church. All in all, most of Protestant sections accept that it is workable for an individual to be lost after they have come to Jesus Christ for salvation. This view is known as the Arminian perspective on salvation. It instructs that man's choice permits him the option to pick either salvation and sin at his own decision. This perspective on salvation is situated in a defective comprehension of the Bible and of salvation itself. Slipshod religious philosophy is the base of the Arminian perspective! We Baptists, then again, accept that whenever salvation has been conceded by God, salvation can never be removed. We hold that once an individual has been saved by beauty, they are always saved and nothing can at any point change that reality! We accept that man is saved by the activity of his unrestrained choice, yet that right now of salvation, the devotee is in a flash and everlastingly changed and took on in to the group of God. We accept that the devotee is proclaimed upright through legitimization and that everlasting life is a current belonging. We hold that it is outlandish for a brought back to life one to at any point be lost, or to at any point take a hike. Presently, who is on the right track? Would salvation be able to be lost as most of the congregation world instructs? Or then again, is salvation a timeless gift that can never be reclaimed? I accept that Paul clears up the issue in this stanza. If it's not too much trouble, permit me to take this one refrain earlier today, just as some supporting messages, and answer the inquiry, "Can God Really Keep You Saved?" By the way, my reply at the beginning is "God Can!" Hopefully, we will all be in total agreement by the finish of the message. I. PAUL'S CONVERSION A. Affected A Person - Paul says he knows in "Whom" he had accepted. At the point when Paul was saved money on the way to Damascus, his change was the immediate consequence of meeting an individual, Acts 9:4-6. Paul was a profoundly taught man, Acts 22:3, and he was a blessed man when his life was contrasted and the prerequisites of the Law, Phil. 3:6. Be that as it may, his salvation would never be procured with such things. It took an individual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ to achieve Paul's salvation. (Sick. This is the manner in which change occurs for each individual who at any point gets saved. Nobody at any point procures their salvation by benevolent acts, Eph. 2:8-9, neither would it be able to be achieved by learning a lot of Bible stanzas or church lessons. Salvation is the aftereffect of an individual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ - Acts 4:12; 1 John 5:12. No measure of goodness or training will at any point produce salvation. It is consistently and just the consequence of meeting Jesus Christ by and by.) B. Involved A Plan - Notice that Paul says that his change was the consequence of "conviction." Salvation can't be upset or implored down. It must be refined through straightforward confidence. Notice what the Bible says about the means and way of salvation - John 3:16; Rom. 10:9; John 3:36. Salvation must be yours through confidence in Jesus Christ. (Sick. What is confidence? The word confidence is characterized as "complete certainty, trust or dependence." Faith, with respect to God, implies having all out trust in Jesus Christ for the salvation of one's spirit. It mean confiding in Jesus, Him alone, and Him totally for salvation. Confidence is significant for salvation. Confidence likewise suggests relinquishing one's self-exertion. Being saved implies that we are to trust Jesus Christ and Him alone for the salvation of our spirits. It is constantly founded on outright conviction.) C. Involved A Permanence - Notice the utilization of the words "I have accepted." In the Greek, this action word is in the Perfect Tense. This implies that it is an activity that has been finished previously, for the last time, not waiting be rehashed ever. Paul is saying that when he set his confidence in Jesus Christ, it was a one time forever activity. He says that what was cultivated then was additionally completed then, at that point. Paul realizes that his salvation is a super durable thing. It never should be revamped and will keep going forever. (Sick. The equivalent is valid for the salvation you and I appreciate through Jesus Christ. At the point when you come to Jesus, the work He does in you is a long-lasting work. It won't ever must be rehashed. Truth be told, it can't be rehashed. In case salvation were at any point lost, it would never be revamped until Jesus came, was virgin conceived, kicked the bucket on the cross and rose again from the dead, Heb. 6:4-6.) I. Paul's Conversion (Sick. Some might ask why I have given the arrangement of salvation in a message about timeless security. The explanation is basic! You should be saved before you can be sure of salvation. Subsequent to educating us concerning his salvation, Paul imparts to us why he has the trust in Christ he does.) II. PAUL'S CONFIDENCE A. Situated In The Person Of God - Paul says this, "I know in Whom I have accepted." The word know means to "know by close to home insight." Paul is letting us know that he has the certainty he does in the Lord since he knows the Lord. He has encountered God's force direct and he knows what God can do. (Sick. Individuals who have confirmation of salvation have a solid individual confidence in God. They have faith in an almighty. God. One who does what He has guaranteed and One who can achieve salvation. The individuals who question whether God can save them and keep them saved regularly have a blemished perspective on what god's identity is. Who is God from your perspective? Is it true that he is an almighty, capable being who does what He says impeccably, or would he say he is frail, flawed and incapable to do what He has said He would do? You can pick, yet I'll take an amazing God quickly!) B. Situated In The Power Of God - Next Paul advises us that God is "capable". This word basically implies that God has the ability to do a thing. Paul lets us know that his salvation, and our also, is situated in the force of God. Peter lets us know that we are "kept by the force of God", 1 Pet. 1:5. In straightforward terms, our salvation is just pretty much as solid as God's ability to keep us saved. The main concern is this, in the event that our salvation relies upon anything short of the force of God, we are for the most part miserably lost. In the event that the people who instruct that a perfect, heavenly live is fundamental to keeping up with one's condition of salvation, then, at that point, we are largely going to Hell. Assuming, nonetheless, salvation is kept up with by the force of God alone, then, at that point, we don't have anything to fear. All things considered, we serve a God Who is endlessly incredible. (Isa. 26:4; Luke 1:37) C. Situated In The Promises Of God - Paul lets us know that he is "convinced" about God's capacity to save the spirit. Paul's certainty is definitely not a visually impaired jump into the dull, however it is a certainty dependent on upon the valuable guarantees of God. Notice the guarantees identified with salvation that you and I can count on. 1. Salvation is by elegance, not works - Eph. 2:8-9. 2. Never-ending implies precisely what it says - John 6:47; John 3:16. 3. Never-ending life is a current belonging - John 3:36. 4. Salvation is Christ's gift and won't ever be disavowed - John 10:28. 5. Nothing can eliminate us from His hand - John 10:28-29. 6. The adherent is at this point not censured - Rom. 8:1; John 5:24. 7. Sin isn't charged to the devotee - Rom. 4:5-8. 8. Nothing can isolate the devotee from the affection for God - Rom. 8:38-39. 9. The devotee won't ever be projected out - John 6:37. 10. The devotee has been brought back to life and can't be unborn - John 3:3; 5-7. 11. The devotee is known as an offspring of God and the dad kid relationship is one that can't be finished - 1 John 3:2. (Sick. In the most straightforward of terms, Paul is letting us know that he knows without question that God can save the spirit and that He can keep the brought back to life one saved. My companion, do you have a similar certainty held by Paul? Is it accurate to say that you are gotten comfortable the information that Jesus Christ saves miscreants?) I. Paul's Conversion II. Paul's Confidence III. PAUL'S COMMITMENT A. He Committed His Soul - Paul was entrusting Jesus with his everlasting soul. I accept that this is the "that" he was talking about in this section. So are you and I! We should be as certain about our salvation as Paul was in his, and we can be in case we will trust the Lord and acknowledge that reality that He saves and keeps the people who come to Him leaning on an unshakable conviction. B. He Committed His Service - Paul had given his life, after salvation, to doing what the Lord needed him to do. Paul's absolute acquiescence was situated in the information that the Lord had saved him with an ideal salvation that would keep going forever. Such a gift requests such an acquiescence! (Sick. This is the standard educated in 1 John 4:19.) My companions, we are burning through our time serving the Lord in case we are not kept by His force. The facts really confirm that His life is the best life, notwithstanding, as Paul said, "If in this life just we have trust in Christ, we are of all men generally hopeless.", 1 Cor. 15:19. Despite what is generally expected, we serve and love Him as a result of that which He has done for our sake! C. He Committed His Salvation - As this refrain closes, Paul discusses "that day." He is expounding on the day when he should leave this world and face the Lord in judgment. He realizes that when that day comes, he would be advised to be found in

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