Reference: Perseverance Of The Saints
their certain continuance in a state of grace. Once justified and regenerated, the believer can neither totally nor finally fall away from grace, but will certainly persevere therein and attain everlasting life.
This doctrine is clearly taught in these passages, Joh 10:28-29; Ro 11:29; Php 1:6; 1Pe 1:5. It, moreover, follows from a consideration of (1) the immutability of the divine decrees (Jer 31:3; Mt 24:22-24; Ac 13:48; Ro 8:30); (2) the provisions of the covenant of grace (Jer 32:40; Joh 10:29; 17:2-6); (3) the atonement and intercession of Christ (Isa 53:6,11; Mt 20:28; 1Pe 2:24; Joh 11:42; 17:11,15,20; Ro 8:34); and (4) the indwelling of the Holy Ghost (Joh 14:16; 2Co 1:21-22; 5:5; Eph 1:14; 1Jo 3:9).
This doctrine is not inconsistent with the truth that the believer may nevertheless fall into grievous sin, and continue therein for some time. (See Backslide.)
Then Joshua said to the sons of Israel, "Come here, and hear the words of the LORD your God."
All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.
As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities.
The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
"I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. "Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him. read more. "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
"I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me."
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. read more. "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. "Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.
"I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.
"I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.
"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--