4 Assurances of Eternal LifeJune 19, 2013
If salvation was merited by our feelings we would all be on a roller-coaster ride toward eternity. But salvation is not based on feeling, emotion, or intellect- it is based on faith. Therefore, as we put feelings aside we must consider the biblical approach to eternal life. Can we really know beyond the shadow of a doubt that we are forever saved? The answer is a resounding yes. God not only wants us to be saved, He wants us to know with full confidence that we are saved. Here are four assurances of eternal life.
1. Salvation is Stated in the Bible.
The foundation of salvation is the Word of God. It teaches us that we are sinners, there is a price for sin, and there is a Savior Who came to die in our place. With divine authority it tells us that whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. I am not trusting in the humble words of a prayer; no, I am trusting in the Holy Words of a Person. God’s promise to eternal life is validated in the Word of God.
2. Salvation is Secured by the Blood.
God has always required blood as atonement for sin. The vicarious death of Jesus Christ allots the redemption for those who will place their faith in His finished work. His precious blood was shed so that we can have forgiveness of sins. My salvation is not merited in my works; it is manifested through His work on the cross.
3. Salvation is Signed in the Book.
God keeps real good records. When we place faith in Christ our names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. At the Great White Throne Judgment every name not found in His book will be cast into the Lake of Fire; but every name recorded in His book will enter into the joy of the Lord. Our salvation is literally in writing.
4. Salvation is Sealed by a Birth.
What makes us saved is the new birth. Jesus said “Marvel not that I say unto you, Ye must be born again.” Even as we were naturally born in a specific place and specific time, we are similarly born again through the work of the Holy Spirit of God. Salvation makes us His eternal children. We are adopted sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father, never to be cast aside.
If you have been struggling with your salvation why not weigh and measure your doubts against the Bible, the Blood, the Book, and the Birth. God has given us these four assurances to bring peace to our souls.