This podcast is designed to explain what it means to be saved from sin and from the punishment of sin through Jesus Christ. This podcast is primarily for non-believers and some new believers and it will help you understand what it means to be saved from hell and have a home in Heaven as well as the blessings of the abundant Christian life.
The Bible says in Romans 8:37-38: “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.”
Today’s God’s Great Salvation quote is from Lester Roloff. He said: “Jesus, as He was going up the hill, fell beneath the load. Loss of blood, breaking of heart, weary in body, blind from his own blood that came from a crown of thorns. And Jesus said, ‘I can’t make it any further.’ Yet He climbed on up to Calvary and stretched out his arms as he hung on the cross, and said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ He went on when He couldn’t go on. He finished it when He couldn’t, but He did.”
Our topic today is titled Secure and Sure of It (Part 2) from the book, “So Great Salvation: What it Means to Believe in Jesus Christ” by Dr. Charles Ryrie.
BELIEVING IN ETERNAL SECURITY: THE POWER OF THE FATHER AND THE SON
What are some of the specific reasons for believing in security? Consider these five, which rest on the power and purpose of the Father and the Son to keep us.
First, God the Father has purposed to glorify all those whom He predestined and called. Predestined, called, justified, and glorified are all written in the same tense in this verse, indicating that the glorification of all believers is as certain as their predestination, calling, and justification. And remember, we are justified through faith in Jesus, not faith and commitment of life.
Second, although most would agree that God’s power is fully able to keep the believer secure, some argue that His power can be cut off if a person renounces his faith. But the Lord said that we are secure in His and the Father’s hand, and that guarantees that He will keep safe the one who has received the gift of eternal life. No one (including ourselves) is able to snatch us out of God’s hand. And remember, eternal life is a gift received through faith, not a reward for being willing to follow Christ.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.