Everlasting Security – Only In Christ

Everlasting security in the family and fellowship of God is founded upon His grace in Christ. Until a sinner is established securely in the state of grace, justified and entitled to all of salvation, permanently adopted into God’s family, based on the righteousness of Christ freely imputed and received by faith, all his highest attainments, most profound reformations, and greatest efforts at morality and obedience, can only be classified as fruit unto death and dead works. They are the attainments, reformations, and efforts of one who in his conscience is under the law of God and who is either ignorant of or not submitted to Christ and His righteousness. Every effort to obey God is an act of open idolatry (Romans 3:10-18), a work of the flesh (Philippians 3:4-6), a self-righteous deed (Romans 3:19-20), and a denial and rejection of Christ and His redemptive work (Galatians 3:21; Galatians 5:2-4). This is why all justified sinners should be eternally grateful to the God of all grace, that He has saved them and secured them in His family so that they can bring forth fruit unto God, so that they can serve and seek to obey God in ways that honour God, exalt Christ, and remove all grounds of boasting in themselves (Philppians 3:3). In this state of grace, believers can honestly say, “By the grace of God we are what we are, and by the grace of God we do what we do in the way of that which is pleasing unto God.”

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