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Eternal security

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Dr Charles StanleyGod’s holiness is so far out of our league that even the best of our good deeds carries no weight in matters of salvation. The prophet proclaimed,

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment. Isa 64:6

People who want to do away with eternal security based on the argument that a sinning Christian is so offensive to the holiness of God that he cannot be tolerated both elevate the works of man and depreciate the holiness of God. How? By introducing into the salvation model the necessity of good works to maintain one’s salvation.

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If I choose to put

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If I choose to put a tattoo on my arm, that would involve a one time act on my part. Yet the tattoo would remain with me indefinitely. I don’t have to maintain a fondness for tattoos to ensure that the tattoo remains on my arm. In fact may change my mind theminute I receive it. But that does not change the fact that I have a tattoo on my arm. My request for the tattoo and the tattoo itself are two entirely different things. I received it by asking and paying for it. But asking for my money back and changing my mind will not undo what is done.

Forgiveness or salvation is applied at the moment of faith. It is not the same things as faith and its permanence is not contigent on the permanence of one’s faith.

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Imagine for a moment that

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Imagine for a moment that you are at the scene of a burning building. You notice a crowd of people shouting and pointing up at one end of the building, so you run to see what all the commotion is about. When you arrive you are told by firemen that a woman is trapped on a ledge three floors up. Her only hope is to jump into the net that has been set up right below her.

as you peer into the smoke, you finally catch a glimpse of the woman. She is obviously scared and confused. You see the net not too far from where you are standing. It certainly looks strong enough to hold the woman and apparently the firemen are confident that if she will simply jump, her life will be spared.
Suddenly without warning the woman screams and leaps from the building. The firemen brace themselves to help absorb the impact of the woman’s body as she hits the safety net. As the side of the net are lowered you see that the woman escaped with only minor injuries. The crowd cheers and you go on your merry way.

No think for a moment. What saved the woman’s life? The net, of course. No one would credit her with saving her own life. Fortunately for her, trained fireman were on the spot who knew how to handle emergency situations. They formulated a plan, went to work on it and carried it out.
But what bridged teh gap between her need and the provision waiting below? One desperated leap! However, leaping did not save her. Many people have jumped from burning buildings to end up dead on the pavement below. The net and the firemen saved her.

Charles Stanley

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From the book "Eternal Security"

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Which of your sins did

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Which of your sins did Christ take to the cross two thousand years ago? Which of your sins was he punished for? If he died for only part of your sins – for instance , the ones you had comitted up to the point of salvation – how can you ever get forgiveness for the sins you commit after that? Would Christ not have to come again and die again? And for that matter, again and again and again?

Charles Stanley

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From the book "Eternal Security"

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