The Bible expresses to believers
the full assurance in understanding what the scriptures teach so that
believers may have the richness of complete knowledge of being in God‘s
protective care eternally.
Being fully assured and absolutely confident of Salvation and having Eternal Life is one of the blessings and promises of God that every Christian has the right to take pleasure in. This assurance comes through understanding and believing what God’s Word says.
Through knowing and accepting The Word of God, Christians can experience the full assurance of Eternal Life being a present possession.
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3: 36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."
John 6:47 “I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.”
John 10:28-30 “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.30 I and the Father are one."
1John 5:11-13 “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
There are many Scriptures in the Bible that bring a sure guarantee to the believer’s heart of their complete preservation and ownership as God’s child in His Kingdom and being delivered from His wrath now.
This legal declaration of Justification is valid because Christ died to pay the penalty for mankind. Christ lived a life of perfect obedience and righteousness. He was obedient to the Law and this is attributed to the Believer as his/her own. Christ's humanity was made complete; therefore He became The Source of Eternal Salvation. He was truly God-man. Assurance is based upon the knowledge and understanding of God, through His Word and His Creation, His Oath, and the Resurrection of Jesus, His Son.
Christ gives us His righteousness freely. It is by God's Grace that His Gift came through Jesus Christ. This also includes freedom from God's Wrath upon sin that comes at God's appointed Judgement and is not the choice of man. The Believer no longer belongs to death, but to Life! Saints have a promise from Christ, that they will never perish. With Christ there is Life and death cannot triumph over Him and believers are hid safe in Him, kept secure. Even though heaven and earth may pass away but never God's salvation, or the covenant relationship made with God through Christ will ever pass away. God will never abandon His people. God keeps His promises. God promised that believers can be assured of Eternal Life. God will not refuse any who come to Him. A believer's place in God's family is secure. Nothing can separate believers from God's love. God does not cancel His gifts; people themselves reject the gift given.
Believers are born not only to a hope of knowing but also to the inheritance which is eternal and its preservation is divinely kept for us - a promise of God, and God cannot lie. His Hand, and His Power, (The Holy Spirit) shield them. The Holy Spirit assures believers by an inward conviction, and He Himself is the Mark of God, by which believers are sealed. There is certainty in God because of His character and the confirmation of His promise of eternity with Him because of His intervention in human life.
The word salvation in The Bible is past tense many times, that means eternal life begins the moment a person believes The Truth of Christ, this is being born again of The Holy Spirit, as Christ said must happen, into the Kingdom of God; a reality. Relying on Christ, guarantees safety and freedom from doubt, just by the knowledge of knowing God has forgiven, in Christ and has accepted those who are disciples in Christ. Assurance of a right-standing relationship with God through the Work of Jesus Christ on The Cross, is a secure hope centred on the person, the promises and actions of God. Jesus abides in believers and asks that believers remain in Him.
Full Assurance and freedom in Christ is the Believer's conviction that they are a child of God, co-heir with Christ. This assurance brings fullness of joy, fullness of confidence of God's Kingdom, fullness of victory. Assurance cannot really be separated from The Atonement at the Cross made by Christ and the born-again life. Assurance is also based upon the testimony of Christ, Himself. Right belief brings righteous inner reality. Christ's sacrifice on the Cross and by His intercession making mankind right with God, guarantees Eternal Perfection for Believers. The equilibrium between divine sovereignty and mortal responsibility must be continually kept.
Assurance comes from the knowledge of God in creation, through His mighty acts through history, fulfilled prophecies of His Word, the testimony of eye witnesses and the testimony of the first apostles.
Believers are assured of the unfailing love of God, their Heavenly Father, the blessings given by His Divine grace, adoption into His Kingdom, by the redemption and atoning Work of Christ, by justification and sanctification. People are assured of Christ's return, their own resurrection, their eternal inheritance and reward. They are assured of God's will.
Believers have a sure hope of seeing His Glory. Christian's certainty is based on the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God, in His character, His intervention, and of His promises. The Holy Spirit gives the assurance to believers that they belong to God and that His power is within them, securing their belief of the significance of Christ. Believers have a conviction of the knowledge in the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God.
SCRIPTURES 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 10:22,
Colossians 2:2, Hebrews 6:11.
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