Category Archives: Security of salvation

Evil and death are conquered!

Take time to reflect on this great quote and the Scriptures and song of worship: Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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Good-bye for now Dad

Today I was given yet another reason to look forward to heaven. At 11:30 AM my mother called to tell me that my father passed away.

Just four days earlier, I received a call in the evening to tell me that my pastor, mentor and friend (Dr. Richard Gregory) passed away. Continue reading

Posted in Comfort, Death, Death of Christ, Eternal life, Eternal security, God's Heart, God's Love, God's power, God's Protection, God's Will, Heaven, Loss, Personal thoughts, Salvation, Security of salvation, Seeing God, Seeking God, Wisdom | 5 Comments

He says he’s a Christian, but …

How can we know if someone is a true follower of Christ? Is it right to try to discern the authenticity of another person’s faith? Isn’t this a private matter between the person and God?  I can think of a … Continue reading

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Profession vs. Possession of Salvation

“Those whom God has accepted in His Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace; but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved” (Westminster … Continue reading

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Testing Genuine Fatih

It’s disturbing to realize how close someone can come to salvation without genuinely receiving it. Someone could come into a Christian community and culturally adjust by learning acceptable practices and ways of talking  only to deceive both himself and the … Continue reading

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The Amish view of community and salvation

What can we learn from them?  According to the Amish an individual must not make final claims about his standing with God lest he foreclose on assessment and accountability from the community. One who claims individual certainty of his standing … Continue reading

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