|What is the Gospel? : Track #13
A Series of Studies on the foundational Doctrines of the Gospel
Part V You were Marked with a Seal (Ephesians 1:13)
V.1 Certain, not Doubtful: Assurance
The seal is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance; our salvation is eternally secure.
1. Explicit Scriptures
2. Implicit Doctrines
3. Unsubstantiated Objections
a) Wavering experiences
b) Warning scriptures
Hebrews 6:4-6 Tasting the heavenly gift is not the same as salvation
“Once saved, always saved” is a misleading slogan, suggesting that once people make their decision for Christ, they can go off and do what they like. But this is not what the Bible teaches. Rather, the perseverance of the saints means that those who are truly saved will evidence the reality of their salvation by persevering by God’s grace in all that the Christian life entails.
|Brian Watts is Pastor of The King's Community Church and lives in Langley with his wife Rosalind.|
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