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)".