A Warning About “UNSHACKLED” Radio Heresy!

Galatians 1:6-7, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.”

In episode #3081, about James Blair (aired on January 31, 2010), the following false plan of salvation is awful. In this episode, there's a 3-way conversation beginning at 16:30 time in the audio. The mother, father and daughter are talking. They've just come from church. The daughter is now an adult, and she comments that when she was 13-years-old, she HAD PLANNED to wait until she was 40 years old to get saved, because she didn't want to deal with THE COMMITMENT THAT COMES WITH SALVATION.
Daughter (as an adult thinking back in time to when she was 13 years old) — Because of the commitment that came with salvation, I had planned to wait until I was about 40 to get saved. 
SOURCE: Pacific Garden Mission, 'UNSHACKLED,' Episode #3081 (at 16:30 time in audio).
Do you see how Satan messes up people's minds and leads them into the Lake of Fire? Ladies and gentleman, there is no “commitment” required to be saved!!! Eternal life is a free gift, paid for entirely by Christ's work of redemption. God does not require, nor expect, anything of (nor from) us to receive the free gift of eternal life. God is not a fraudster. God is not a liar. God made every human being a PROMISE “to save them that believe” (1st Corinthians 1:21b). God made a PROMISE! Titus 1:3, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”

Now the conversation goes back in time to when the daughter was just 13 years old, the morning after she allegedly got saved at a church revival. This is just horrific material being aired on UNSHACKLED...
Mom — You were saved tonight, weren't you?  
Daughter — Yes, how did you know?  
Mom — [laughs] I could tell by looking at you.  
Daughter — That's why we we're late, I had a lot of sin to confess, and I sure feel clean.  
Dad — I Couldn't figure out why a 13-year-old girl would have so many sins to confess. 
Daughter — I wanted to be sure I was really saved, Dad. 
Mom — Now honey, live for the Lord, grow up to be a Sunday School teacher or something. 
SOURCE: Pacific Garden Mission, 'UNSHACKLED,' Episode #3081 (at 16:30 time in audio)
What in Hades is that? Is this a joke from Pacific Garden Mission or what? Since when does confessing all of one's sins have anything to do with getting saved. The daughter says she felt very clean from taking the extra time to confess all her sins. Folks, this is satanic Roman Catholicism!!! This is satanic religion, not the Gospel. Woe unto Chicago's Pacific Garden Mission!!!!!!! When the dad joked about his daughter having so many sins to confess, the daughter seriously replied that the reason she did so was to make sure she is saved. Huh? Since when does confessing all your sins, and doing it diligently and thoroughly, ensure that someone is saved? Where is THE GOSPEL? I cannot believe how corrupt UNSHACKLED has become!!!

The reason why the daughter confessed all her sins, errantly thinking that this is how to be saved, is because of some false prophet which poisoned her mind with Lordship Salvation. You can hear his poison message at 15:18 time in the audio. Again, repentance for salvation doesn't mean turning away from sinful behavior; but rather, it means turning away from your unbelief and trusting the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Repentance simply means admitting that I am a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes! You cannot show me even one Bible verse that teaches to “turn from sin” or “repent of sin to be saved. Notice that repentance is not from sin, but toward God. Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” When a man repents toward a holy God, acknowledging that he is a needy sinner, and places his faith in the Gospel (Good news) of the Lord Jesus Christ, he is saved immediately and forever!!! It's that simple! Christ died on the cross for your sins and mine. He was buried. Three days later He physically resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you accept this truth as your only hope for Heaven, you are saved.

Our churches, Bible colleges and rescue missions are absolutely infected with heresy today. Gospel preacher and author of the classic book Pilgrim Progress, John Bunyan, said it well:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
You don't have to turn from your sins to be saved, Christ came to save you from your sins! God saves a man by faith alone, and then the work of conversion should begin. If you are a child of God, the Bible says you “ought” to to please Him. 1st Thessalonians 4:1, “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.” A believer SHOULD live for Christ; not MUST (that is works); not WILL (that is Calvinism). The Apostle Paul calls this the believer's “reasonable service” (Romans 12:2). Anyone who messes with grace is in trouble with God! Lordship Salvation is a doctrine of devils, that perverts God's grace by embellishing the Gospel with works. I encourage you to read 'Conversion And Salvation,' chapter three from Pastor Jack Hyles' book titled: 'Salvation Is More Than Being Saved.'

This teaching from UNSHACKLED in just awful. Perhaps they should rename their theologically-challenged-show to “SHACKLED.” No doubt millions of souls have already been damned to Hell forever, because they refused to believe the Gospel, errantly thinking that they had to forsake sinful living, make a commitment to serve God, forsake all, turn from all their sinful ways, and a bunch of other nonsense that God does not require to be saved. IT IS SATANISM IN THE CHURCHES!!! Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.

Lordship Salvation Versus Eternal Security

John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

I hunger for wayward preachers to repent of their false teachings! I wish Evangelist Ray Comfort would come to his senses and stop preaching another gospel. I wish Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University) would come to his senses, and stop preaching another gospel. Here is a wonderful truthful quote by famous Christian author John Bunyan (1628-1688):
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
That is the exact opposite of What Evangelist Steve Pettit heretically teaches at Bob Jones University today to their 2,700 students and faculty. Dr. Pettit heretical teaches:
You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)
I want to repeat what John Bunyan said, because it is exactly what is wrong with Dr. Pettit's counterfeit gospel message:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
What a helpful quote! John Bunyan nailed it, explaining where John MacArthur and Steve Pettit go horribly wrong on the Gospel. These ungodly men make light of the truth of the Gospel, merging Free Grace Theology with Lordship Salvation, and in so doing they are not able to divide the Word of God aright!!! Instead, they CORRUPT the Word of God, and cast a stumbling block before the people. This is exactly what Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) warned would happen, and for which he'd blow Bob Jones College to smithereens if he could! The Devil and his unsaved infidels have taken control of Bob Jones University today!!! You don't have to surrender everything, nor turn from your sins, nor run the race faithfully until the end, to receive God's free gift of eternal life! JESUS PAID IT ALL!!!

My mentor of the Christian faith, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) preached a beautiful sermon on this very topic, titled: “Steps In Sanctification; Or, The Root Of All Heresy.” I encourage you to listen to the message, it will greatly help you understand what is wrong with the Lordship Salvation crowd. Every Bob Jones University faculty member and student needs to hear this positional sermon! But Dr. Hyles was just a man, and our only authority is the Holy Bible. What saith the Scripture? Romans 4:6-8, “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” Oh don't miss that dear reader! BLESSED IS THE MAN TO WHOM THE LORD WILL NOT IMPUTE SIN! THAT IS ETERNAL SECURITY!!! 

The moment you got saved (born-again), God declared you JUSTIFIED, Just-If-I'd never sinned! The old account was settled long ago! HALLELUJAH! You were sealed (indwelt) with the blessed Holy Spirit the very second you received Jesus as your Savior. Your name was forever preserved in the Lamb's Book of Life in Heaven. You were, and are, now a member of God's heavenly family permanently. Jesus promised in John 6:37 never to cast anyone away, not for any reason, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” You have the Lord's PROMISE!


Continuous Faith Is Not Required To Be Saved

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

I found the following very interesting article written by a born-again man. I didn't see his name on the website, but here is his personal Christian testimony. Here is a link to the article: CONTINUOUS FAITH IS NOT IN VIEW IN JOHN 3:16 AND IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE SAVED. I have preserved the information below (same as the article), which contains an assortment of quotes from Bible scholars, dictionaries, Bible verses, et cetera, proving that believing is not an ongoing process required to be saved, it is a one time NEW BIRTH! Without further ado, to God be the glory:

I) "WHOEVER BELIEVES" IS A NOMINATIVE PRESENT PARTICIPLE PORTRAYING A SINGLE MOMENT OF BELIEVING AND NOT A CONTINUOUS ONE

A) "PAS HO PISTEUON" = "WHOEVER BELIEVES" IS A NOMINATIVE PRESENT PARTICIPLE = A NOUN WHICH ONLY REQUIRES AN INSTANT OF BELIEVING

The phrase "whoever believes" in John 3:16 = "pas ho pisteuon" = relative pronoun "pas" = "everyone who" with a definite article "the" = "ho" + the present participle verb functioning as a noun, lit. "everyone who is the believing one".

[The Language of the New Testament, Eugene Van Ness Goetchius, Chas. Scribner's Sons, N.Y., 1965, p. 173]:
"Present participles may be used substantively [as a noun]... In the translation of such constructions into English one must usually resort to paraphrases of the types illustrated...
1) [Compare Romans 12:7]: 
"If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;" 
"o didaskon" = the teaching one, the one teaching, the one who is teaching, the one who teaches. 
So "pas ho pisteuon" = "everyone who is the believing one", i.e, everyone who is the believer at the moment one begins believing.
["Syntax of New Testament Greek", Brooks & Winbery, 1979, University Press, Lanham, Md, pp. 144]:

"THE SUBSTANTIVAL PARTICIPLE

The participle, like an adjective, may be used in the place of a noun or other substantive. The participle itself then functions as a noun. Its case, gender, and number are determined by its use in the sentence. It may be used in most of the ways in which a noun is used, e.g. as a subject nominative, as a dative of indirect object, as an accusative of direct object, etc. It may be used with or without an article. It always stands in the attributive position [following the article]."

2) [Compare Mark 6:14]:
'''King Herod heard about this, for Jesus' name had become well known. Some were saying, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.''' 
"John the Baptist" = "ioannes ho baptizon" = 
"ho baptizon" = "the baptizing one" = present, active, participle as a noun = "the Baptist"
[Bob Wilkin states, Grace in Focus periodical, Jan/Feb 2006, Vol 21, Number 1, Grace Evangelical Society, Irving Texas, p. 2]:
"Herod had put John to death after imprisoning him for some time. John had not baptized anyone in a long time, yet Herod still called him "ho baptizon" We still call him that today, even though he hasn't baptized anyone for 2000 years! John was only the Baptist when he was in the water baptizing people. Each time he came out of the water after conducting baptisms, he would cease being ho baptizon. Of course, using that reasoning, since John stopped baptizing forever when he was imprisoned, his baptism was a false or spurious baptism all along!"
3) [Compare John 1:33]:
"I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, `The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
[Notice that "ho baptizon" refers to Jesus, with the clear implication is that our Lord will not forever baptize people with the Holy Spirit. Once the church age ends, this ministry of Jesus will end forever]

Just as John the Baptist was still considered the Baptist even while he was in jail, (Matthew 14:8), and the one who baptizes, even after he was beheaded, (Mark 6:14); so a believer is a believer from the moment he trusts in Christ for eternal life.

So "pas ho pisteuon" in John 3:16 = "everyone who is the believing one", i.e, everyone who is the believer at the moment one begins believing.

Thus a believer is legitimately referred to as a believer from the moment he trusts in Christ for eternal life, at which moment he receives possession - continuous and forever - of eternal life because possession of eternal life is forever.

The nominative present participle is thus referring more to the person than the act of believing, and therefore it is clear that the focus is on momentary action rather than continuity.

[Dr. Robert Wilkin states, The Grace Report, Monthly Report of the Grace Evangelical Society, Irving, Texas, March 1999; notes and Letters, p. 4]:
'''The articular participle (=the article "the" [='ho'] plus a participle [ex. pisteuon = believing] functions as a verbal noun. Thus ['ho pisteuon' =] 'the one who believes' does not mean ''he who keeps on believing and believing and believing' but means 'the believer.' [i.e., one who at some time exercised a single moment of faith alone in Christ alone]. Anyone who comes to faith in Christ is from that moment forward 'the believer.' '''
In other words, the nominative present participle has in view one who at some moment in present time exercised a single moment of faith in whatever is specified, in this case, trusting that God gave His one and only Son for one as a believer.

B) "PAS HO PISTEUON" = "WHOEVER BELIEVES" IS NOT A SIMPLE CONTINUOUS PRESENT TENSE & THUS DOES NOT CONVEY CONTINUOUS ACTION

The phrase "whoever believes" in John 3:16 is not a simple continuous present tense as some contend in order to demand that one maintain a constant state of believing so that one will continue to possess eternal life otherwise lose it; rather, as previously indicated, it is the relative pronoun "whoever" with the definite article "ho" = "the" and the present, active nominative participle verb "pisteuon" = "pas ho pisteuon"= "everyone who is the believing one" = a noun.

Consider the individuals who are found guilty of various offenses before a magistrate in a court in the times of the ancient Roman Empire - New Testament times. The magistrate declares before the group of guilty people in Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament, in a statement that directly parallels the second half of John 3:16, 'Whoever pays his fine shall not perish in jail, but have freedom to go, with his life.' Does the present tense of 'Whoever pays' demand continuous - uninterrupted payment of the fine in order for an individual to "have freedom to go, with his life?" The answer is obvious, the present tense does not always demand continuous uninterrupted action in the present. 

Just as the payment of the Magistrate's fine was done once in present time such that it results in freedom - the payment not having to be continuous; so the believing in Christ as Savior, when it begins in present time, immediately results in the aorist tense completed action of never perishing and the present tense reception of eternal life such that the believing need not continue in order to keep the result of never perishing and possession of eternal life continuous because the never perishing is a completed action and the eternal life by its very nature once received is continuously eternal.

If I were to say, "In the morning I get on a bus, pay my fare with a bus pass, and get off where I work;" does the phrase 'pay my fare' mean I continually pay the fare until the ride ends, or is it in a moment of present time until the end is achieved, i.e., about 1 second to swipe the pass through the slot on top of the fare box? Same with 'I get on the bus' is not continual nor is 'get off'. Present tense is simply a present moment of action until the context determines when the action ceases. This is true in the Koine Greek also.

Furthermore, even if the simple present tense were the verb in the original Greek text - and it is not - a special context and/or additional words such as "diapantos" = continually, must be inserted into the text in order to convey the idea of continuous believing. The Greek present tense by itself does not convey such an idea - nor does its counterpart in English. Simple present tense action in the absence of qualifiers demands a singular action in the present moment without requiring that it continue into later moments in any language. No first century Greek reader or hearer was likely to get a meaning such as 'continue to believe' without the necessary additional qualifiers to the simple present tense.

1) [Compare Hebrews 13:15]:
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that confess his name."
"anapheromen ... thusian ... aineseos diapantos"

"we should offer sacrifice of praise continually"

Notice that "anapheromen" = "we should offer" is present tense. Yet in order to emphasize continual action the word "diapantos" = "continually" must be inserted.

In addition to this, the appeal to force the simple present tense to mean continuous action would lead to havoc in many passages in the New Testament. For example, 1 John 1:8 reads, "If we [born again believers] say that we have no sin [="ouk echomen" = present tense] we deceive ourselves". If this verse is rendered in the continuous mode, it would be read, "If we say that we do not continuously have sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." This indicates that in spite of becoming born again believers there is no time in the believer's life that he can claim not to be living a lifestyle of continuous, unadulterated sin - no time for anything else!!!

Since eternal life is immediately received at the first instant of believing according to numerous salvation passages whereupon it is also established - often stipulated, that a believer has an absolute assurance of his eternal destiny in heaven, (ref. 1 John 5:9-13); and since eternal life once received by definition is continuous and everlasting for that individual believer without interruption or cessation from then on no matter what, then to insist that continuous believing is thereupon required in order to continue to have eternal life is nonsensical, contradicts normative rules of language and violates the doctrine of assurance, i.e., eternal security.

In the final analysis "whoever believes" = "pas ho pisteuon" in the Greek, the form of the verb to believe in John 3:16, is not a simple present tense form at all; but it is actually a nominative, singular, masculine, present active participle, i.e., a participle acting as a noun indicating "one who believes" [in Christ as Savior], i.e., a believer. The participle acting as a noun does not require a perfection of continuous action such as continuous believing in order for an individual to be qualified as a believer.

C) A CONTINUOUS STATE OF BELIEVING IN CHRIST IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH MAN

According to Scripture, a continuous and perfect state of believing in Christ is not possible with man which would necessitate sinless perfection. For any sin a believer commits reflects a degree of unbelief and no one can claim to be without sin, nor maintain a perfect state of continuous faith:

1) [Compare 1 John 1:8, 10]:
(v. 8) "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 
(v. 10) If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives."
No believer can claim to maintain a perfect, uninterrupted record of faith in Christ as he is bound to commit acts of unbelief throughout his life.

2) [Compare 1 John 4:7-12]:
(v. 7) "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
(v. 8) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
[Notice that "whoever does not love does not know God" in the sense of being out of fellowship with Him for the moment, acting as one who does not know God, an unbeliever. Since sin is an act of not loving, and since all believers sin, then at those moments they do sin, they do 'not know God', i.e., their faith in Him is imperfect]

Can an individual express saving faith in Christ as Savior continuously - without any interruption all his life even during moments when he is asleep - completely in unconscious sleep?

Suppose while in a deep sleep with your active mind unconscious, you no longer are continuously maintaining faith in Christ as Savior, you die in your sleep and then because of this unconscious lapse, wake up in Hell - after a long life of faithful service to God!!!!

Can an individual maintain perfect, uninterrupted saving faith in Christ as Savior throughout his waking day? Consider an accountant who is in deep concentration, keying in figures on a spread sheet making sure of his accuracy. Can he also be maintaining a deep concentration on trusting in Christ as Savior without interruption?

Have you ever lost your salvation during the moment when you are considering what to have for lunch instead of continuing to believe in Christ to save you - as your thoughts are not for the moment on Jesus Christ but on the Tuna Melt sandwich on the menu?

What do you then need to do to get it back? Is it really eternal life if you keep losing it every time your mind wanders to some other subject? Wouldn't it be better to call it 'For the Moment Life' rather than eternal life? And how do you get eternal life back after your momentary lapse?

II) ETERNAL LIFE ONCE RECEIVED IS FOREVER

A) "ETERNAL LIFE" = "ZOEN AIONION" = LIT. LIFE FOREVER

When an individual expresses a moment of belief in the Son being given for him he receives possession of life with God forever.

Since eternal life has a unique quality about it of being everlasting in duration; then such a life will not cease once it has begun to be the possession of the individual at the beginning moment of faith when he became "ho pisteuon eis auton" = the believer in the Son of God being given up for him. Otherwise eternal life would not be called eternal life, it would be called 10 year life or 10 minute life as the case may be. So if the believer does not maintain a continuous state of believing in the Son after that first moment of faith, the duration of the believing will not have an effect on the duration of the eternal life since the latter has begun to be the forever possession of the believer.

B) ETERNAL LIFE ONCE RECEIVED IS AN INTRINSIC PART OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHICH CAN NEVER BE LOST

1) LIFE IS AN INTRINSIC PART OF AN INDIVIDUAL

[Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary [G & C Merriam Co., Springfield, Mass, 1980]:
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines life as "a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings; an animating and shaping force or principle." Hence, this principle is inherent in the individual, an intrinsic part that animates every part of ones being.
2) ETERNAL LIFE CANNOT EXIST SEPARATELY FROM THE INDIVIDUAL - BEING ETERNAL, ONE THUS WILL NEVER LOSE IT

In the same way as one's physical/mortal life, eternal life once received becomes an intrinsic part of one and it is for eternity. It cannot be for less than eternity because it could not then be called eternal life.

When mortal/physical life ceases it does not exist outside of one like a separate entity like a diamond can. It is an intrinsic part of one and once it is lost, it simply no longer exists. It is gone and ones existence has changed without it.

Furthermore, once one receives eternal life it becomes an intrinsic part of one but now it is for eternity by definition. It cannot be lost and exist outside of one any more than mortal/physical life can.

III) OTHER PASSAGES STIPULATE A MOMENT OF FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST ALONE UNTO ETERNAL LIFE FOREVER IN VERB FORMS THAT CORROBORATE A MOMENT OF FAITH IN JOHN 3:16

A) [Mark 16:16]:
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
"believes" = "ho pisteusas" = the one believing, nom, sg, m. aor. active participle. "whoever does not believe" = "ho de apistesas" = nom, sg, m. aor. active participle [Notice: aorist tense signifying a punctilear moment of faith in order to be saved]

B) [John 3:18]:
"Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
"Whoever believes" = "ho pisteuon" = nom. sing. m. pres. act. part.

"But whoever does not believe" = "ho de me pisteuon" = = nom. sing. m. pres. act. part.

"because he has not believed" = "oti me pepisteuken" = perfect tense, active, indicative, 3rd, sing. Notice that the perfect tense signifies a completed action moment of faith with ongoing results in the present in order to secure avoidance of condemnation forever. Thus the present participle, "whoever believes" = "ho pistueon" is paralleled to "because he has not believed", signifying that only a moment of faith is sufficient to secure eternal life.

C) [Acts 16:29-31]:
(v. 29) "The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 
(v. 30) He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 
(v. 31) They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
ETERNAL LIFE By John W. White

http://www.gracebiblechurch.us/tracts/eternal.html:

'''In Acts 16:30-31 is the only place in the Bible where saved is in the question and saved is in the answer.
"... Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
Paul used the aorist tense of the verb 'believe' and not the present tense. The aorist tense is graphed by using a dot (.), an event. The present tense is graphed by using a line (-), which expresses continuous action. You believe one time and you are saved and you do not have to continue to believe to stay saved'''

IV) IF THE PHRASE "WHOEVER BELIEVES" WERE PRESENT TENSE, (AND IT IS NOT - IT IS A NOUN), THE CONTEXT WOULD DEMAND THAT IT BE IN THE AORISTIC PRESENT IN VIEW OF THE AORIST TENSES OF "GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD", "THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON", AND "SHOULD NOT PERISH"

The aoristic present tense presents the action as a simple event or as a present fact without any reference to its progress.

The phrase "should not perish" in John 3:16 is in the aorist tense providing a completed state of never perishing at the moment in the present one becomes the believer.

This is all as a result of the aoristic future tense in both verses of God having so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. Since all of the above actions are completed action moments, the aoristic present "whoever believes" would be in view if "whoever believes" in John 3:16 were in the present tense.

V) COMPLETED ACTION OF NEVER PERISHING = POSSESSION OF ETERNAL LIFE

THE AORIST TENSE "SHOULD NOT PERISH" PROVIDES AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A STATE OF NEVER PERISHING AT THE MOMENT HE BECOMES A BELIEVER. IT IS NOT AFFECTED BY WHETHER OR NOT THE BELIEVING CONTINUES ON AFTER THAT

Notice that "should not perish" is in the aorist tense providing a completed state of never perishing at the moment one becomes the believer. A completed action of never perishing is thus not effected by whether or not the believing continues on after that. Furthermore, a completed action of never perishing is another way of saying one is in a state of having eternal life which immediately follows in parallel in John 3:16 after the connective word, "but" = "whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life". The two are inseparable, you are never perishing when you have eternal life.

One would then ask the question, 'Why would a continuous state of believing be necessary if a completed action of the aorist tense of 'never perishing' resulted at the moment one becomes a believer?' Answer: it is not necessary.

If continuous believing were necessary to provide one with a state of not perishing then John 3:16 must be changed to read "whoever continuously believes in Him will [future tense] not perish but will have [future tense] eternal life."

We Are More Than Conquerors Through Jesus Christ

Romans 8:33-37, “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

The Bible says we are not just a “conqueror,” but “MORE THAN CONQUERORS.” It is impossible to lose that which Christ has forever conquered! Jesus' work of redemption was so profound, so magnificent, and so permanent, that it cannot be undone! That is why we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS, because Christ's work of redemption is forever settled! What Jesus did FOR US is how we conquer! We conquer THROUGH JESUS!!! We are more than conquerors THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!!! Jesus didn't almost die for us, HE DID DIE FOR US!!! Jesus could have dropped that cross and called twelve legions of angels to rescue Him (Matthew 26:53). But Jesus for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2b). Jesus gladly paid the price for our sins with His precious blood. THANK YOU JESUS!!!

We are secure in God's salvation, because we are secure in Christ's work, not our work! 1st John 5:4, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Faith in Jesus Christ is the way to have eternal life! John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.We are safe and secure in the Father's hands. 


What saith the Scripture? John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Jesus overcame the world by His sinless life, sacrificial death on the cross to pay for our sins, and His victorious bodily resurrection from the dead. Hallelujah! God is more than amazing!!! When Christ died for our sins, He did it perfect the first time, He doesn't need to do it again. When Jesus resurrected, He did it perfectly. Everything that God does is right! When Jesus saved us, He got it right the first time, so that we can NEVER lose God's salvation!!!

If you don't believe right, you cannot live right! You've got to think right. Psalms 92:4-5, “For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.” If you want to study the DEEP THINGS of God, then simply study the Word of God. When you study the Bible, you are studying the wisdom of God that no man can duplicate or imitate. 

Psalms 92:12-14, “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.” I love very 14, which says we shall still bear fruit (souls saved) in our old age! Amen and amen! I am reminded of Anna, an 84 year old woman in Luke who witnessed the Gospel to truth-seekers coming to Jerusalem, who inquired about Jesus. I love this faithful lady...
Luke 2:36-38, “And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
Notice that Anna served God night and day through fastings and prayers. Oh how she puts 99% of believers to shame. How's your War Room doing? If you haven't seen the 2015 religious film: 'WAR ROOM,' it is definitely worth watching, to encourage you to pray. If the preceding YouTube link goes dead, just search for 'WAR ROOM' on YouTube for another link (you might get lucky). I wrote an article about this movieLuke 18:1, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” I prayed for you today, did you pray for me? Well, what are you waiting for, I NEED YOUR PRAYERS! All we have is each other as Christians. We ought to pray incessantly about everything (Philippians 4:6), throughout the day, always seeking the Lord. 

We are more than conquerors THROUGH JESUS CHRIST who loves us!!! What a blessed Savior!!! Jesus is mine!!! He can be yours too if you don't have Him, just simply receive Him. John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
“My destination is not based upon how I live my life, it's on whom that I trust to save me.” —Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

Why The Devil Changes And Corrupts The Word Of God

Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

The serpent (Satan - Revelation 20:2) subtly came to Eve to trick her. It is very interesting that the very first thing the serpent did in his interaction with Eve, was to question what God said to her... “YEA, HATH GOD SAID”? The Devil was the first person to ever tamper with the Word of God, changing it into a lie! If you look back to the previous chapter, you'll see that God said something different than what the serpent said to Eve. Genesis 2:16-17, “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.What did the serpent say to Eve? Genesis 3:1b, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Wow, the serpent misquoted God and said the exact opposite! God said they could eat freely of every tree, but the Devil quoted God as saying they couldn't eat of every tree. The Devil is a beautiful liar!

The Devil is still up to his old subtle ways in the 20th century! Look at the following comparison between Philippians 2:6 in the King James Bible and Bon Jones University's English Standard Version of the Bible:
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:” 
ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) - Philippians 2:6, “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,”
Do you see how Satan has misquoted the inspired Word of God, saying the exact opposite? Why, oh why, does Bob Jones University, use, sell, promote, sanction and bid Godspeed to this evil work of darkness? 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” BJU has blood on their hands! They are leading impressionable people astray from the truth, confusing the churches, and 

Satan is incredibly subtle. That means the Devil is often difficult to detect or grasp by the human mind. He is sneaky and very smart. In fact, the Devil is so subtle that he deceive you into thinking you're serving God, but in reality you are headed for Hell. We see this truth bared out in Matthew 7:21-23. They called Jesus, “LORD, LORD,” but they went to Hell forever, having failed to do the will of God, which is to believe on the Savior (John 6:40). The Devil can get you so turned around in your thinking as a Christian, that you think like him. That is why Jesus said to the Apostle Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan (Matthew 16:23). Jesus said that the Devil is so subtle that, if it were possible, he would deceive even God's children with a false gospel. Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.The best way to expose the darkness is to shine the light of the truth! God's Word is truth; “thy word is truth (John 17:17b).

It is impossible for any human being to understand how important the inspired Word of God is. Revelation 22:18-19, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

The serpent changed what God had said, saying the exact opposite. The serpent began to deceive Eve by asking a seemingly harmless question. The serpent planted a seed of doubt into Eve's mind. That was all it took, and then Eve started to rationalize. She said three things to justify her sin: 1) It will be good for food; 2) It is pleasant to the eyes; 3) It will make me wise. And then Eve sinned by eating the forbidden fruit. Oh how sin thrills and then it kills! Oh how sin fascinates and then it assassinates! Eve never would have looked for excuses to sin, had she not first been lied to by the Devil. This is how the Temper operates!

The Devil likewise came to Jesus in the New Testament, misquoting the Scriptures:
Matthew 4:6-7 “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
This is very interesting! The Devil knows the Bible inside and out. I guarantee you that Satan has the Bible memorized, every word of it! This is the prophetic Old Testament passage that the Devil quoted to Jesus from Psalms 91:11-12, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Carefully notice that the Devil left out the phrase, “to keep thee in all thy ways.” The angels were there to protect Jesus, not to save Him from tempting God! Jesus responded to Satan by quoting Deuteronomy 6:16a, Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God...Jesus knew the Bible well! The Devil knew the Bible well! There are many lessons we can learn from this interaction between our Lord and Satan, but primarily we learn that the inspired Word of God is our weapon! But the Bible is only as effective as our knowledge of the Scriptures! That is why every believer should daily get into the King James Bible. Read it! Listen to it! Study it! Share it! Love it!

In consideration of the truths I just shared with you, it becomes very obvious why the Devil would want to change the Holy Bible. The Devil change the Bible to deceive Eve, and it worked. The Devil changed the Bible in an attempt to deceive Jesus, but he failed. Eve could have quoted God's Words from Genesis 2:16-17 to defeat the serpent, but she WENT ALONG with the deception! Eve went along with THE CHANGES the serpent made to God's Word!!! That is what Bob Jones University and everyone using the Devil's Bible revisions are doing today—hey are GOING ALONG WITH THE DEVIL'S CHANGES!!!

Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) said it absolutely right:
“Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.” —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, “The Tabernacle,” Pg. 101
The serpent is still tampering with the Word of God in the last days, for the same reason he did in the Garden of Eden, to DECEIVE his victims! James 4:6-7, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The most important thing is to SUBMIT TO GOD! We submit to God by submitting to the Word of God. Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” 

The Devil wants to get you to live independent of God. That was the raw deal he sold Eve, which didn't work out so well in the end. Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of this world, and everything that the world has to offer a man, but the Lord quoted the Scriptures to resist him, which is what we must also do. John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” If the Devil can successfully corrupt the Word of God, and we go along with those changes (as Eve did), then he can shape our thinking, and lead us to destruction.

100 Reasons For The Believer's Eternal Security

John 10:28-29, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.”

The only kind of life that God gives is eternal life. God does not give temporal life or probationary life. The doctrine of eternal life is not a separate doctrine from eternal security, they are one and the same teaching! The man who has eternal security also has eternal security. He is assured 100% of God's salvation. God promises “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE (1st Corinthians 1:21b). Here are one hundred truths from the Bible proclaiming the eternal security of the born-again believer:

100 Reasons And 100 Scriptures Proving Eternal Security...

By Pastor M.L. Moser, Sr.
1. The believer has eternal life.
John 10:28, "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." 
2. The believer has everlasting life.
John 5:24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." 
3. The believer cannot perish.
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." 
4. The believer is kept by the power of God.
1 Peter 1:5, "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 
5. The believer is born of God.
John 1:12-13, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." 
6. The believer has been passed front death unto life.
John 5:24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." 
7. The man who believes shall be saved.
Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
8. The believer has been saved.
Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." 
9. The believer is hid by God in Christ.
Colossians 3:3, "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Can the devil find that which God hides? 
10. The believer will follow Christ.
John 10:27, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." Following Christ can one be lost? Have we any right to add to God’s word by inserting "if" to the passage?
11. The believer is God’s sheep.
John 10:2-4, "But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice." 
12. The believer will not follow a stranger.
John 10:5, "And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." If the sheep follow Christ and will NOT follow a stranger, how can they become lost? 
13. The believer will not listen to the voice of a stranger.
John 10:5, "And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." 
14. The believer will flee from a stranger.
John 10:5: "And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." Who is the STRANGER in this passage? Is the STRANGER not SATAN?
15. The believer is known of God.
John 10:14, "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." Compare "I never knew you" of Matthew 7:23 spoken to the lost. "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." To the believer Christ says, "I know my sheep"; to the lost, "I never knew you." 
16. The believer listens to the voice of the shepherd.
John 10:27, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." 
17. The believer is in Christ’s hand.
John 10:28, "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." 
18. The believer cannot be plucked out of Christ’s hand.
John 10:28, "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." 
19. The believer is in the Father’s hand.
John 10:29, "My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand." 

20. The believer cannot be plucked out of the Father’s hand.
John 10:29, "My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand." 
21. The Father is greater than all.
John 10:29, "My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand." The reference here is certainly to the keeping power of the Father. 
22. The shepherd is charged with the responsibility of the sheep.
John 10:11-14, "I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." Some argue that no one can separate the believer (the sheep) from the shepherd, but that the sheep can wander away. What about the wandering lamb of Matthew 18:10-14, "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish." What kind of shepherd would let his sheep wander off? Is not the shepherd there for one purpose and one only—TO KEEP THE SHEEP? 
23. The believer is not condemned.
John 3:18: "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." 
24. The believer shall not come into condemnation.
John 5:24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death
unto life." 
25. There is now therefore no condemnation for the believer.
Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." 
26. The believer is sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1:13, "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise."
27. The believer is sealed for a definite time.
The day of redemption, or the resurrection of the body. Ephesians 4:30, "And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." 
28. The believers continue with God.
I John 2:19, "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." The proof of the believer is his continuance. False professors fall out by the way. Had they been true believers they would have continued. 
29. The believer liveth and abideth forever.
I Peter 1:23, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever." 
30. The believer is dead to sin.
Romans 6:2, "God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" 
31. ‘The believer will appear with Christ in glory.
Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." 
32. The life of the believer is Christ’s life.
Colossians 3:4, "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." 
33. Since Christ cannot die again, the believer is eternally secure.
Romans 6:9-10, "Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God." 
34. The believer shall never thirst.
John 4:14, "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." 
35. The believer Will keep Christ’s commandments.
John 14:23, "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." 
36. The believer saved by faith not works.
Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." 
37. This faith is a gift from God.
Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." 
38. The believer is not saved by what he does, but by what Christ has done for him.
Titus 3:5, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." Romans 4:5, "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." 

39. Salvation is a gift, not a wage.
Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord ." 
40. The believer’s hope is a living hope.
I Peter 1:3, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 
41. The believer’s hope will not fade away. Will not grow dim.
I Peter 1:4-5, "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 
42. The believer’s hope is reserved, (set aside) in Heaven for him.
I Peter 1:4, "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." 
43. The believer’s inheritance is incorruptible.
I Peter 1:4, "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." 
44. The believer’s inheritance cannot be defiled.
I Peter 1:4, "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." 
45. The believer is kept through faith.
I Peter 1:4-5, (See reasons number 36 & 37) "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 
46. The believer to be revealed in the last time.
I Peter 1:5, "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 
47. The believer is secure because of Christ’s prayer.
John 17:9-12, "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world; and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled." 
48. The believer shall never die.
John 11:26, "And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" 
49. The believer to be kept from the evil.
John 17:15, "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil." Jesus prays that the believer may be kept from the Devil. Was this prayer answered? 
50. The believer to be with Christ in glory.
John 17:24, "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world." 
51. The believer shall never hunger.
John 6:35: "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." 
52. The believer will in no wise be cast out. (Not under any circumstances:)
John 6:37, "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." 
53. Christ will not lose a single believer.
John 6:39, "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." 
54. The believer is more than a conqueror through Christ.
Romans 8:37, "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." 
55. Christ will raise up the believer at the last day.
John 6:38-40, "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 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. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." 
56. Whosoever eats the bread of life shall never die.
John 6:51, "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world." 
57. The believer justified by faith, to be saved from wrath.
Romans 5:9, "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." 
58. Nothing can separate the believer from Christ.
Romans 8:38-39, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." There is nothing in death that can. There is nothing in life that can. There is not an angel that can. Good angels would not, bad angels cannot. Principalities cannot. Satan is head of principalities of darkness. Powers cannot. Satan is Prince of the powers of the air. Things present cannot separate. Things to come cannot. Heights cannot. There is nothing above that can separate us. Depth cannot. There is nothing below that can separate us. Nor any other creature. NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.
59. Christ will complete salvation until the end.
Philippians 1:6, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." 
60. The believer to be preserved spirit, soul and body.
I Thessalonians 5:23, "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 
61. God cannot lie.
Titus 1:2, "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began." 
62. Jesus is able to save unto the uttermost.
Hebrews 7:25: "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." 
63. The believer is born of incorruptible seed.
I Peter 1:23, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever." Can the devil corrupt that which God says is incorruptible? 
64. The believer to be like Christ.
I John 3:2, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
65. The believer is perfected forever.
Hebrews 10:14, "For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified."
66. The believer believes unto the saving of his soul.
Hebrews 10:38-39, "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."
67. The believer made righteous through Christ’s obedience.
Romans 5:18-19, "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
68. Because all things work together for good to the believer.
Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." 
69. Because the believer is so helpless that he cannot place his sins upon Christ.
God must do it for him. Therefore salvation is by grace. Isaiah 53:6: "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
70. Because Christ did not come to help us, but to save.
Luke 19:10, "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." 
71. Because the Holy Spirit abides in the believer forever.
John 14:16-17, "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."
72. Because God, not being a man, cannot lie.
Numbers 23:19, "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
73. Because His mercy endureth forever.
Psalm 136. Twenty-six times in this Psalm it is written "His mercy endureth for ever." 
74. Because it is the Father’s will that Christ should lose nothing.
John 6:39, "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." 
75. Because the believer has not yet borne the image of the heavenly.
I Corinthians 15:49, "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."
76. Because the believer is preserved unto the heavenly kingdom.
II Timothy 4:18, "And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever." 
77. Because the believer is the object of God’s mercy, not His wrath.
Ephesians 2:4, "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us." John 3:36, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." I Thessalonians 5:9-10, "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live  together with him."
78. Because a sealed and witnessed transaction is final.
Ephesians 1:13, "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise." Sealed with the Spirit. Hebrews 10:15, "Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us." Witness of the Spirit. 
79. Salvation is obtained, not attained.
Hebrews 9:12, "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." 
80. Because the believer is a new creation. Created in Christ Jesus. Therefore eternal in righteousness. Ephesians 4:24: "And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." 
81. Because the Father reckons the sinner: Dead with Christ, Buried with Christ, Raised with Christ, Romans 6:3-5. Seated with Christ, Ephesians 2:4-6. Romans 6:3-5, "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection." Ephesians 2:4-6: "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved); And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." 
82. Because all believers will be changed at Christ’s coming.
I Corinthians 15:51,52: "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 
83. Because of the "MUST" of I Corinthians 15:53.
"For this corruptible MUST put on incorruption, and this mortal MUST put on immortality." 
84. Because the power of God is not limited.
Matthew 28:18-19, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." I Peter 1:5, "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 
85. Because one cannot be unborn.
John 3:5, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." 
86. Because the saints are preserved forever.
Psalms 37:28, "For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off." 
87. Because Christ will raise every believer up at the last day.
John 6:44-47, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life."
88. Because nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
Romans 8:35, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" (The answer "NO" is demanded by the passage to the question). 
89. Because the believer overcomes the world.
I John 5:4, "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 
90. Because it is the believer’s faith that overcomes the world.
I John 5:4, "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 
91. Because God will not forget the believer
Isaiah 49:15, "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee." 
92. Because the new covenant in His blood, is an everlasting covenant.
Jeremiah 32:40, "And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I wilt not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me." 
93. Because the believer has ceased from his own works.
Hebrews 4:10, "For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his." 
94. Because it is God that works in the believer.
Philippians 2:13, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." 
95. Because we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:10, "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." 
96. Because God’s promise that through the offering of Christ He will put away the believer’s sins, and will remember them no more.
Hebrews 10:17, "And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more." 
97. Because the believer has already been redeemed. (Past tense.)
I Peter 1:18-19, "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." 
98. Because of the record that God hath given.
I John 5:10-11, "He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself; he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." 
99. Because the believer’s salvation is begun and finished by Christ.
Hebrews 12:2, "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." 
100. Because salvation is by grace, and not by any mixture of grace and works.
Romans 11:6, "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work." 
101. Because salvation IS salvation.

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