“He whose heart is in heaven need not fear to put his foot in the grave” –Matthew Henry
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, it is based on faith. Therefore, as we put feelings aside we must consider the biblical approach to eternal life. 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.
Salvation is Stated in the Bible. The basis 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. We do not trust in the humble words of a prayer; no, we trust in the Holy Words of a Person.
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. God requires blood for salvation, and Jesus paid the price.
Salvation is Signed in the Book. When we place faith in Christ our names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Our salvation is literally in writing. It is eternally placed in the Lamb’s book of life.
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.” Salvation makes us His eternal children. We are adopted sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father, never to be cast aside.
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