Security of the Believer  ( Part One )
"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free "- John 8:32

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The Bible clearly teaches the security of the believer in passages, such as I John 1:7, where it says "If we walk in the light , as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his son, cleanseth us from all sin". In John 10, verse 29 concerning his sheep, Jesus says, "My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand". As faithful Christians, we're continually forgiven of our sins and no outside force can remove us from the hand of God. These two verses give us assurance and confidence.

Without this assurance, we could never have the, "peace of God, which passeth all understanding", Phil. 4:7. But, we, like Paul, can say with confidence, "for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day". And we know as stated in II Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise", and that "he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him," Heb. 7:25.

Security of the believer? Yes, the Bible clearly upholds this teaching, which in turn gives us that "hope we have as an anchor of the soul", Heb. 6:19. In this life on earth, there are many unknowns and disappointments that can come our way; but we can know for sure, now, that in the life to come, blessings await the faithful.

Security of the believer is taught in the Bible. In the next lesson we will look at the believer's part in maintaining that security.

For "Plain Truth",
Butch Ellis