Do not believe in the Eternal Security Of A Believer?
A person’s Salvation starts with two important DEATHS.
God imputed our sin to Christ who knew no sin and shed His blood on cross and died. But believers also died in the Spirit! God imputed Christ’s righteousness to believers.
Our Old Spirit of Man Died WITH CHRIST and ROSE WITH CHRIST reborn in the Spirit (Romans 6, Colossians 2) and are SEATED WITH CHRIST in the Spirit, right now. MADE the righteousness of God, in Christ by faith in Christ’s once for all sacrifice (Hebrews 10:10) for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
This is a believer. It is who God made us (2 Cor. 5:17-21) from the moment we believed on Christ alone for our righteousness (Eph. 1:13-14). It is the good news. All our sins are forgiven; future sins included. We are Christ’s workmanship. We were PURCHASED by Christ. Redeemed forever. This is God’s Grace; an unmerited favor.
Now saved, does it mean we just go on sinning? No. Our new Spirit does not want this but our mind needs renewing by the Word of God (Romans 12). It still has old spirit thinking and thought processes (The Flesh).
But our WILL, nor our sins, do not ‘unsave us‘. Nor does our ‘feelings‘ or even ‘belief‘ after Salvation.
Before being saved by belief on Christ, could doing good works save us by our free will? Could willing to be righteous by our WILL save us? No. Why? Because our Spirit was corrupt with SIN.
We were trapped in a prison called SIN. A prison called the UNRIGHTEOUS. With a debt of sins we could not pay for. Headed for condemnation.
How did Jesus become sin to pay for the sins of the whole world? By sinning Himself? No. God IMPUTED our sin to Him.
Christ paid our sin debt, IN FULL. By belief on this, this payment is credited to our account and we are given eternal life (John 3:14-18, John 6:40, 1 Cor. 15:1-4). The wages of sin is Spiritual death (Romans 6:23). We died with Christ in The Spirit of man (Romans 6, Colossians 2). The penalty paid IN FULL. Purchased by Christ.
Now, how did we become RIGHTEOUS? By our efforts? No. By belief in the FINISHED work of Christ, God IMPUTED Christ’s righteousness to us. Salvation is not of works nor ourselves. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Believers had a prison transfer from the prison of unrighteousness to the prison of righteousness.
Just as our WILL good works and self effort could not get us out of the prison of unrighteousness, a redeemed person’s WILL, nor sin, will have us escape nor lose Salvation. We are IN CHRIST. Where He is, so we are in the Spirit. ETERNALLY.
“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.” (John 6:39 KJV)