Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Eternal Security

Eternal Security

                John Piper writes about how the book of Hebrews teaches Eternal Security in Christ. It says “if you are a child of God, you cannot cease to be a child of God”. Piper states that we need to “we hold fast to our assurance, we have become a partaker of Christ”. We can not lose our salvation. Piper explains the reasoning of why we can not lose our salvation and he says it is because God does not break His oaths that He makes with His people. Piper explains how our standing, in our salvation, in Christ can never be removed by this quote “standing can never be lost, because you have it by the free grace of God, and because Christ has promised with a covenant and an oath (Hebrews 6:17–19) to keep those who are his (Hebrews 13:5; 20–21). Our security and assurance does not come for a prayer we prayed in the past but from the faithfulness and power of God.
                I believe this can be applied to the field of counseling. One of the reasons it can be applied is because of the doubt and anxiety many people will have in forgiving themselves. Many people that seek out counseling often are dealing with stressful situations and in the midst of those stressful situations it will help them to know that God is holding them in His hand. In a sense it helps relieve the amount of pressure and stress that the client is putting on them. Also, it can help with someone who never experienced true forgiveness from anyone in their life. Eternal security is a beautiful example of Grace and forgiveness that God gives us and we should give others. 

                The point I want to make in this blog is that if you are truly saved you can not lose your salvation. I even read in some articles it is healthy to question your salvation because it means it is important to you to have that relationship with Christ. We need to understand Gods beautiful Grace and put our Faith and Hope in His hands and walk in that daily. It is a discipline that needs to be practiced daily. We need to trust in God that He will not forsake us and He will complete the work He started in us. The peace that offers is beautiful and undeserving. What a beautiful Savior we serve! I want to end with this quote from John Piper that summarizes this perfectly:  “my security and assurance is not a decision or a prayer that I remember doing in the past; my security and assurance is the faithfulness and power of God to keep me hoping in him in the future. My security is that "he who began a good work in me will complete it to the day of Christ" (Philippians 1:6)". 


  1. Hey Nicole, I really enjoyed your post! I agree that you can't lose your salvation if you're saved and I really liked what you said when you mentioned that it's healthy to question your salvation. Not only does that prove the importance of our salvation to ourselves but when we question it, it forces us to take it up with God and drives us into the Word which will ultimately bring us closer to Him. God tells us to test Him and to always openly communicate with Him so bringing this kind of issue to his attention is something that I like to believe God loves. He loves proving Himself to us and providing us with more opportunities to learn and grow through Him.

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What up Girl (that's me trying to be all cool and stuff),
    Thanks for taking the time to write on this ever important topic. This is a subject matter that has been debated for a very long time and I'm sure it will continue to be debated until He returns for all those who have chosen to follow Him. I love how simple you made each point in defense of Eternal Security. Each point was easy to understand and you were able to back up your thought with Scripture (which is the most important thing of course). And I sense you were not shouting as you were writing out your thoughts. I say that because it seems like people have the need to shout at other people when they are trying to defend their cause or beliefs (Christians are great shouters) - thanks for your quiet demeanor :-)
    Check this out - we can't lose our salvation!!! Good news for us as celebrate HIs death and resurrection this weekend!!
    Hope you are feeling better??!!

  3. Nicole,
    I believe you touched on a very common struggle that most Christians and even non-Christians are faced with and that is forgiveness, both in forgiving others and forgiving oneself. I know this is one of the greatest struggles that I faced both before and after I was a Christian. I believe it can cause a great hindrance in one’s walk with Christ and consequently in one’s relationships with others, which is also necessary. I really appreciated your emphasis on accepting God’s forgiveness and being assured that we will never lose it. Thank you for reminding me of how blessed we all are in obtaining this undeserving gift of Salvation.
    Great post

  4. I am glad you posted this. When we first started talking about this in class, I was a bit frightened because I had never thought if I could lose my salvation or not. Great post! It really gave me the additional insight I needed to calm my nerves about this whole topic. However, as Christians, we also must try our best to obey God at all times. It took me a long time to realize that being save doesn't mean you get a free pass to do whatever you want.

  5. Hi Nicole,

    Thank you so much for your post! Yes, We do have a a beautiful savior who holds us in His arms even when we run from Him. I have tried to run so many times and in His infinite wisdom and mercy He brings me right back. Thank you for your post truly appreciated! It is reassuring to know that once we are truly saved we never lose our salvation. We may question it and we may even steer to the left, but if we are truly His, HE will bring us right back to Him. He is awesome God!

    Keren S.


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