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This course deals with the matter of falling from grace; what a works salvation really is, and how to determine where your true trust is.

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This course deals with the matter of falling from grace; what a works salvation really is, and how to determine where your true trust is.

 

Bible Study Course

Eternal Security

 

Welcome to the Liberty Bible Course dealing with the subject of Eternal Security. Does the Lord Jesus Christ save you and keep you saved by his power? Or do you have to keep yourself saved? You will find the answer to these important questions in this study. This study is written to be used with the KING JAMES BIBLE, otherwise your answers are going to be incorrect. Please get your Bible, and begin another exciting study that might just change your life!

Chapter 1

 

I. Why Is Salvation Necessary?

 

1. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have ____________, and come short of the glory of God.”

 

What is the “glory of God?”

It is absolute perfection — absolute holiness.

2. Matthew 5:48 says, “Be ye therefore ______________, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

3. According to I Peter 1:15,16, the Bible says, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye ________ in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

 

Note: Salvation is necessary, because no man meets the requirements that God’s holiness demands.

4. According to Ecclesiastes 7:20, “there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth _________, and sinneth not.”

5. According to Romans 5:12, the whole problem started back with Adam and Eve. “Wherefore, as by one ______ sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

6. As that verse said, death was the result of sin. That is further stated in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is __________; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

7. This “death” referred to is more than just a physical death. Revelation 20:14,15 says, “And death and hell were cast into the ______________________. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

8. We learn from Luke 16:22,23, that a rich, lost man died, and immediately after he died we see, “And in ________ he lift up his eyes, being in torments.”

9. In that same passage, we find him asking for help (vss.24-26). “Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am __________________ in this flame.”

10. Verse 26 shows that there is no way out of hell, because it says, “neither can they ________ to us, that would come from thence.”

 

Note: This clearly shows that all men are sinners, and that all men deserve to go to hell for their sins. It also shows that God indeed does send lost sinners to hell, and that there is no way out, and no help from heaven for all of eternity. No cries from hell are heeded in heaven! No wonder the Bible says in (II Corinthians 6:1,2), “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, NOW is the ________________ time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.)”

 

The Bible stresses that life is short and uncertain.

James 4:14 says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a ____________ time, and then vanisheth away.” Life is short, and judgment after life is sure! The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the ________________.”

 

Question: Do you realize that your sin will send you to hell if it is not tended to while you have the time? Yes No

 

REVIEW:

1. “For all have ____________, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

2. “Be ye therefore ______________, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)

3. Salvation is necessary, because no man meets the requirements that God’s ________________ demands.

4. “For the wages of sin is __________; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

5. “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the ________________ time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (II Corinthians 6:2)

Chapter 2

 

II. What Is Salvation?

1. In Luke chapter 1, Zacharias is told that he and his wife are going to have a baby, and he is told to name the baby ________. (vs.13)

2. He was told that the son would bring them great joy, because:

    a. “He shall be __________ in the sight of the Lord.” (vs.15a)

    b. “And shall drink ______________ wine nor strong drink.” (vs.15b)

    c. “And he shall be filled with the __________________, even from his mother’s womb.” (vs.15c)

    d. “And ________ of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.” (vs.16)

3. Luke 1:76,77 goes on to further describe the ministry that John the Baptist would have: “And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the __________________ of their sins.”

 

Note: Salvation is the “remission” of a person’s sins. Remission means forgiveness.

4. Jesus said in Matthew 26:28, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the __________________ of sins.”

5. Acts 13:38 says, “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the ______________________ of sins.”

6. Further, in Acts 26:18 it says, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive ______________________ of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

7. This forgiveness is complete, as is shown in Hebrews 10:17,18, which says, “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where __________________ of these is, there is no more offering for sin.”

 

Salvation   is clearly the remission  or forgiveness  of a

person’s sins. It is a complete forgiveness — one

that requires no more offering for sin.

 

Question: Do you realize that salvation is the forgiveness of all your sins? Do you realize that it covers ALL your sins, and that it is a complete forgiveness? Yes No

 

REVIEW:

1. John the Baptist went before the face of the Lord, “To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the __________________ of their sins.” (Luke 1:77)

2. Remission means ______________________.

3. Forgiveness in Christ is complete, because Hebrews 10:17 says, “And their sins and iniquities will I ________________ no more.”

4. Salvation is a complete forgiveness — one that requires “no more ________________ for sin.” (Hebrews 10:18)

Chapter 3

 

III. Who Gives Salvation?

1. Jesus said in John 14:1-3, that He was going to , “prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a __________ for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

2. In verse 5, Thomas is confused, “Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the ______?”

 

Note: Thomas was not getting the point that Jesus was not just taking a little trip, but that He was talking about heaven. He was going to go there, back with the Father, and He was going to prepare a wonderful place there for the disciples.

3. Jesus further explains in verse 6, “I am the ______, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

4. Acts 4:12 says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be __________.”

5. Speaking of Jesus, Acts 10:43 says, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive __________________ of sins.”

6. According to 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 ______________________ life.”

7. In verse 18 of that same chapter it says, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not ________________ in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Jesus is the only one who can give salvation.

Why is He the only one? Read on to see!

REVIEW:

1. Who has gone to prepare a place for believers? __________

2. Jesus said, “I am the ______, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

3. “He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not ________________ in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18)

Chapter 4

 

IV. What Is The Basis of Salvation?

1. I Corinthians 3:11 says, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is ________________________.”

2. According to Hebrews 12:2, Jesus is the “author and finisher of our __________; 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.”

 

Jesus is the foundation  of our faith, because He paid

the penalty   for sin on the cross.

 

3. I Peter 2:24 says, “Who his own self bare ______ sins in his own body on the tree.”

4. According to Hebrews 9:22, “without shedding of __________ is no remission.”

5. Remember that “the wages of sin is __________.” (Romans 6:23)

6. I John 1:7 says, “the __________ of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

But if it is death  and blood  that pays for sin, why does

it have to be Jesus’ blood? Why can a person not die

and pay for his own sin and enter heaven?

 

Illustration: Suppose that you decide to paint the lawn mower with a good oil base paint. So you buy the paint, and start brushing it on. You decide that you would like to keep the brush to use again, because it did such a nice job. So, you go fill a pail half full of soapy water, and begin to swish the brush back and forth in the soapy water.

Much to your surprise, when you pull the paint brush out of the pail, it is just as covered with paint as before! What went wrong?

Suddenly it hits you — you used oil base paint for this job — not latex or water-based paint! Water has no effect at all on an oil base

paint. To get it clean, you will need an oil-based solvent.

 

Even so it is with sin. Your own blood cannot free you of your sin debt,

or anyone else from theirs, because it is already tainted with sin itself.

Your blood cannot overpower something which has already overpowered it — sin.

 

7. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon ______ men, for that all have sinned.”

8. According to Psalm 51:5, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in ______ did my mother conceive me.”

 

Question: Was not Jesus born as a man? Why didn’t He have this sin nature passed on down to Him?

9. Hebrews 2:9 says, “But we see __________, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

10. Jesus was certainly of real human flesh, as further shown in Hebrews 2:14-16. “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of __________ and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.”

 

Jesus had a real body of flesh and blood, but He was

not born with a sin nature passed down to Him

because of His miraculous virgin birth.

 

11. We see the announcement of Jesus’ birth being made to Mary in Luke 1:30-33. “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name __________. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest.”

12. To this news, she immediately has a question in verse 34, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a ______?”

13. The angel replies in verse 35, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that ________ thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

Note: God had chosen a pure young lady, Mary; and she was engaged to a pure young man, Joseph. Luke 1:27 says, “To a ____________ espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.”

Joseph was naturally confused about the whole situation, but he was told by the angel of the Lord in Matthew 1:20,21, “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the ____________________. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

So we see that Jesus was fully a man in the flesh, but He was also God in the flesh. He is holy and without sin, for He is God!

14. John 1:14 says of the Lord Jesus, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his __________, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

15. The Bible clearly shows that Jesus is God. Isaiah 9:6 says, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty ______, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

16. Matthew 1:23 tells us, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ________ with us.”

 

Jesus’ blood is the only blood that can save, because it is sinless blood.

His miraculous conception and birth, and His perfect life

was necessary for pure, sinless blood.

17. I Peter 1:18,19 says, “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 ______________ and without spot.”

18. I Peter 2:21,22 also says, “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no ______, neither was guile found in his mouth.”

19. The Bible says in II Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for ____, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

20. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in

that, while we were yet sinners, ____________ died for us.”

21. According to I Peter 2:24, He “bare ______ sins in his own body on the tree.”

 

The basis of salvation is the sinless blood of Jesus Christ

shed for our sins. Jesus’ sacrifice was fully accepted

with the Father, as was shown by His resurrection

from the dead, and by His being seated by the Father.

 

22. I Corinthians 15:3,4, says, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he ________ again the third day according to the scriptures.”

23. The Bible further states in verses 17,20, “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your ________.” “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”

24. According to Hebrews 9:12, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own __________ he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

25. Verse 24 of that same chapter says, “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into ____________ itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.”

 

Question: Do you realize the tremendous cost to obtain your salvation? This was no little matter to redeem your soul! If your salvation depends upon you, then Christ died for nothing. Galatians 2:21 says, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in ________.”

 

REVIEW:

1. “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is ______________________.” (I Corinthians 3:11)

2. Jesus “his own self bare _______ sins in his own body on the tree.” (I Peter 2:24)

3. “The __________ of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (I John 1:7)

4. Your own blood cannot ________ you of your sin debt, or anyone else from theirs, because it is already tainted with sin itself. Your blood cannot overpower something which has already overpowered it — sin!

5. Jesus had real human flesh. “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of __________ and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same.” (Hebrews 2:14)

6. Jesus was not born with a sin nature passed down to Him because of His miraculous ____________ birth.

7. “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that ________ thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)

8. Jesus was fully a man in the flesh, but He was also ______ in the flesh.

9. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ________ with us.” (Matthew 1:23)

10. A person is redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without ______________ and without spot.” (I Peter 1:19)

11. “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained ____________ redemption for us.” (Hebrews 9:12)

 

Chapter 5

 

V. How Do You Obtain Salvation?

1. Ephesians 2:8,9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of ____________________: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

 

When you receive a gift, it is free to you,

but only because someone else paid the price.

 

Note: Now some people say about salvation, “Oh, I just cannot believe that I do not have to do something to earn salvation — that is just too simple to be true!”

Simple? Was it simple for God to send His only begotten Son from heaven down to this sin-cursed earth? Would it be simple for you to send your son to a filthy, dangerous place?

Simple? Was it simple for Jesus to be born in the womb of the virgin Mary? Was it simple to have to be born out in the stable, because there was no room in the inn for them?

Simple? Was it simple for Jesus to arrive on the scene, and have the priests who were supposed to be teaching the people about Him, reject Him, and turn the people against Him? Simple?

Simple? Was it simple for Jesus to go through the whipping, the beating, the spitting, the nailing on the cross, the darkness, the forsaking of all His disciples? Simple?

Simple? Was it simple for God the Father to sit back and let those wicked men do that to His Son? Simple for God the Father to let His Son bleed on that cross, to let Him thirst, to let Him painfully die? Simple?

 

There was NOTHING SIMPLE  about paying the price

for the salvation of mankind! It was the most costly

undertaking that has ever been done in history.

It is offered freely to all people, because they

could have never paid the price themselves.

 

2. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the ________ of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

Note: Salvation is clearly a gift. But how do you accept this gift? At Christmas time you reach out and take the gift with your hands when it is offered to you. How do you take the gift of salvation?

3. According to Romans 10:9,10, the Bible says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy __________ the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine __________ that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the __________ man believeth unto righteousness; and with the __________ confession is made unto salvation.”

4. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall ________ upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

5. The Bible says in John 1:12, “But as many as ________________ him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

6. Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and ________ the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Note: You open the door of your life to invite Jesus Christ in as your Savior, by believing upon Him with all your heart, and then asking Him to personally save you.

According to Acts 16:30, 31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, ____________ on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Question: Has there been a definite time in your life when you have repented of your sin and asked the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sin, and have placed your faith in Him, and in Him alone to save you? Yes No

(If yes, when did you make that decision? _____________________)

 

REVIEW:

1. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of ____________________: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

2. There was nothing ____________ about paying the price for your salvation! It was the most costly undertaking that has ever been done in history. It could only be offered to you free, because you could have never paid the price yourself.

3. How do you take the gift of salvation? “That if thou shalt confess with thy __________ the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine __________ that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the __________ man believeth unto righteousness; and with the __________ confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9,10)

 

Chapter 6

 

VI. How Long Does Salvation Last?

1. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ______________________ life.”

 

Note: God promises that whosoever believes in Jesus will have everlasting life — life that never has an end.

2. According to John 3:36, the Bible says, “He that believeth on the Son hath ______________________ life.”

3. John 10:27-29 says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them ______________ life; and they shall __________ 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.”

 

What does God give us, temporary life — or eternal life?

Does God say that, for a while, as long as we meet His

expectations, we will not perish? No, He says that we

shall never perish. Now either salvation is sure

and secure, or else God is a liar.

 

Note: We know that God is not a liar. The Bible says in Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that ____________ lie, promised before the world began.”

4. Hebrews 13:5 gives us a reason why we should be content with what we have, because God promises, “I will __________ leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

 

Some people say, “Oh, I know that no one can take me

out of the Savior’s hand, or out of the Father’s hand,

but if I sin, God will cast me out.”

 

 

Note: That is impossible according to John 6:37. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise ________ out.” God promises to NEVER cast anyone out who comes to Him. If He did, that would make Him a liar, and God is NOT a liar.

 

Other people say, “Oh, I know that God promises to

never cast me out, but I can fall out  on my own if I sin.”

Note: That is impossible according to John 6:39. “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should ________ ______________, but should raise it up again at the last day.” Now if you can fall out on your own, then God has lost you as one of His children. Once again, that would make God a liar, because He said that He will not lose one person that comes to Him for salvation. God is NOT a liar. His Word is truth.

Note: If a person is confronted with the truth of all these Scriptures, and still maintains that salvation can be lost, then he/she is calling God a liar, and is not truly saved. Such a person is trusting in a false works salvation — which is not salvation at all.

 

The diagram below shows that the belief that salvation

can be lost is not really a total faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on

the cross, but is a 50/50 venture — half in Jesus to save,

and half in self to not sin and lose that salvation (which

is a dependence upon oneself to be good). That is a

salvation which depends upon a person’s own

good works. That is a false salvation.

 

Jesus + My Faithfulness (does not =)  Eternal Life

If a person believes that HE can LOSE his salvation, then he is DEPENDING UPON HIMSELF and his own righteousness to be able to enter heaven one day. Do you see that that is a false works salvation? That is a dependence upon oneself and one’s own good works.

We have already seen that good works cannot save a person. Ephesians 2:8,9 said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is the gift of God: Not of __________, lest any man should boast.” If a person believes that salvation can be lost, and he ends up in heaven, then he could boast when he got there, that he had been good enough throughout his life to be worthy of heaven. That would be saying that Ephesians 2:8,9 is teaching a lie.

 

If a person cannot save himself (and he cannot),

then why would he be foolish enough to think that

he could ever keep himself saved?

 

Note: The people in Galatia were teaching the same error, that you had to trust Christ — plus keep the law to be saved. Listen to what was written to them in Galatians 2:21. “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in ________.”

If your works has anything to do with you getting to heaven, then Jesus died for nothing. His death on the cross would have all been in vain.

Listen in further, as the Galatian people are rebuked for their false doctrine, in Galatians 3:1-3: “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the __________?”

He goes on to say in Galatians 4:20, “I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in __________ of you.” He was doubting whether these people were truly saved, because of their teaching of good works plus Jesus to keep saved. He knew if that was what they believed, they were not even really saved at all. Galatians 5:4 says, “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are ____________ from grace.”

 

BEWARE!

Those groups that teach you can lose your salvation

always teach that you can get it back — but that is not so.

Hebrews 6:4-6 teaches “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto ____________________; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.” If a person says that salvation can be lost, then he is putting Christ to shame — he is saying that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was not enough to save a person and keep him saved.

 

If you could lose your salvation,

then there would never be a way to get it back again.

 

Why? Because if Jesus’ one sacrifice on the cross was not enough to save you eternally (save you and keep you saved), then there would only be one other option — put Jesus back on the cross to die again. God is not going to send His Son to go through all of that shame, reproach, and suffering again. “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened… If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

 

True Salvation

Notice the difference between this diagram and the

previous one. This diagram shows that a person’s own

good works have nothing to do with salvation, but that it is

a total faith  in Jesus, and in His sacrifice alone, to save us

and to take us to heaven one day. The reason that many

people only hope that they are going to heaven, is

because they are partly trusting in themselves.

 

Jesus + Faith In Him Alone = Eternal Life

 

Carefully study this diagram and the previous one. Do you see the difference between the two? If you believe that salvation can be lost, then you are partly depending upon your own good works to get you to heaven. That is a false works salvation, and will one day send you to hell.

 

REVIEW:

1. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ______________________ life.” (John 3:16)

2. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them ____________ life; and they shall __________ perish.” (John 10:27,28)

3. Does the Bible ever say that God gives temporary life? ______ What does it say? “_________________ life.”

4. No person can ever lose his/her salvation. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise ________ out. 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 ______________.” (John 6:37-39)

5. If a person still persists that he can sin and lose his salvation, then he is admitting that he is really trusting in his own __________ to get him to heaven.

6. “Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the __________?” (Galatians 3:3)

7. “I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in __________ of you.” (Galatians 4:20) He was doubting whether these people were truly saved, because of their teaching of Jesus plus good works to keep saved. He knew that if that was what they really believed, then they were not really saved at all.

8. If you could lose your salvation, it would be ____________________ to ever get it back.

Chapter 7

 

VII. What Happens When You Sin After You Are Saved?

1. I John 2:1 says, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin ______.”

 

Note: It is God’s will that we do not sin. He wants us to be righteous and holy. That is why we need to be studying His Word, the Bible.

2. Psalm 119:11 states, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not ______ against thee.”

3. Verse 9 of that same chapter says, “Wherewithal shall a young man ____________ his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”

4. John 17:14-17 says, “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy ________ is truth.”

5. According to I Peter 1:15, 16, God says, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye ________; for I am holy.”

 

Note: God left His Word for us to read — not only to learn how to be saved, but also to know how we ought to then live.

6. The Bible says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in __________________________: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (II Timothy 3:16,17)

7. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your ________, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

 

Note: God wants us to live right! And the instruction to do so is in His holy Word, the Bible. Make sure that you read it every day. Does that mean that Christians are perfect? Read on to see.

8. I John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no ______, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

9. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20, “For there is not a just man upon __________, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”

 

Christians are not perfect — just forgiven. We still sin.

But the more we grow in our Christian lives in the Word

of God, the less we should be sinning.

 

Note: But what happens when we do sin?

10. Please look again at I John 2:1,2. “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the __________________: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Note: An advocate is like a lawyer — someone who represents your case before the judge. When we get saved, Jesus is no longer our Judge, but now He becomes our defense, our lawyer in the court of heaven.

What does He do about our sin? God cannot allow sin in heaven. Notice carefully what that verse says, “Jesus Christ the righteous.” He does not excuse our sin – He forgives it based upon His own righteous sacrifice on the cross.

Look at verse 2. “He is the propitiation for our sins.” That word means satisfaction. His death on the cross totally satisfied the payment for our sins. The sins before we were saved, and the sins after we are saved — are all forgiven on the basis of Jesus’ one sacrifice for us on the cross.

11. II Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the __________________________ of God in him.”

Note: How righteous is the righteousness of God? Why, it is perfect! Matthew 5:48 says, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is ______________.” So in Jesus Christ, we have the righteousness of God; because Jesus is totally righteous; and He is God; and He willingly paid the price for our sins!

Note: Stop and carefully think! Are you truly trusting in Jesus’ shed blood as the payment for your sins? If you are, then your salvation totally depends upon Him — not upon you.

 

That is why true salvation  can never be lost — because

it depends upon One who is perfect — Jesus Christ.

 

Note: Does this mean that we can just live as we please? No, that is not true at all, as you shall see!

12. Hebrews 12:5,6 says, “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the ____________________ of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”

 

Note: If you sin, God is going to come after you to discipline you, and nothing you do escapes the eyes of the Lord. Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the Lord are in __________ place, beholding the evil and the good.” God disciplines His children in all sorts of ways, as you will see by the following Scriptures.

13. Some people in Corinth were not observing the Lord’s Supper in the proper way, and I Corinthians 11:30-32 says, “For this cause many are weak and ____________ among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”

 

Note: God can make disobedient Christians get sick to get their attention. (Now do not go around accusing every Christian who is sick, that they have done some sin for which God is chastening them — read the Book of Job.)

 

But clearly God does sometimes use sickness as a

means of discipline to get His people’s attention. Notice

that this passage also teaches that if a Christian does not

listen to God trying to correct him/her, then God may

allow him/her to die early: “and many sleep.”

I John 5:16,17 says, “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto __________: I do not say that he shall pray for it. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.”

God does not always kill people for their sin, but sometimes He does if they will not listen to Him. Read Acts 5:1-11. What was the sin which resulted in the death of these two Christians? ___________

Notice back under number 13, that if we will judge ourselves, then God will not have to come after us to discipline us. God’s desire is that we read His Word, and willingly and quickly correct our mistakes. If we will do that, we will find Him ready and willing to forgive us.

I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to ______________ us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” The moment that you realize you have done wrong, you should pray and ask the Lord to forgive you.

14. Psalm 130:3,4 says, “If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is ______________________ with thee, that thou mayest be feared.”

15. The Bible says in Psalm 38:18, “For I will ______________ mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.”

Note: If you will declare your sin, that is, if you will admit your sin before God has to come after you, things will go much better for

you. Be quick to confess your sin when you realize that you have done wrong.

 

The word confess  means “to agree with God.” When

you confess your sin, it is not a time to blame someone

else — that is not confession, that is accusation. If you

did wrong, then be humble and admit it, because one

day you will stand before GOD alone.

 

Romans 14:12 says, “So then every ______ of us shall give account of himself to God.” It would be good for you to go back and review the Bible Course, “Bible Doctrine I, Book 1, Salvation,” to refresh your memory on how a Christian’s sin affects his fellowship with God — not his relationship to God.

 

REVIEW:

1. “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin ______.” (I John 2:1) It is God’s will that we not sin.

2. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not ______ against thee.” (Psalm 119:11)

3. Are Christians perfect? “If we say that we have no ______, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (I John 1:8) No, Christians are not perfect — just forgiven.

4. “And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the __________________.” (I John 2:1)

5. An “advocate” is like a ____________ — one who pleads your case.

6. Jesus does not try and excuse our sin before the Father — He ________________ it — based upon His own righteousness sacrifice on the cross.

7. The sins before we were saved, and the sins after we are saved, are all forgiven on the basis of Jesus’ one __________________ for us on the cross.

8. “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the __________________________ of God in him.” (II Corinthians 5:21)

9. True salvation can never be lost, because it depends upon One who is ______________ — Jesus Christ.

10. A Christian cannot just live as he pleases, because God will chasten or discipline him. “My son, despise not thou the ____________________ of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.” (Hebrews 12:5) If you sin, God is going to come after you.

11. “The eyes of the Lord are in __________ place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)

12. God’s chastening can make a person “weak and ____________,” or even make the person “sleep” (die early if he/she does not straighten up and listen to Him). (I Corinthians 11:30)

13. “There is a sin unto __________.” (I John 5:16) There is a sin which can result in a person’s early death, if he will not repent of it.

14. What was the sin in Acts 5 that resulted in the early death of a man and his wife? __________

15. God’s desire is that we willingly and quickly confess our wrong doing. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to ______________ us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)

 

Final Test

Eternal Security

Please study your notes carefully before taking this test. When you have finished, please return the entire booklet to us for grading. We will return the booklet to you for your future reference, and will make available to you other booklets which are available. May God richly guide and bless you!

1. “For all have ____________, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

2. Salvation is necessary, because no man meets the requirements that God’s ________________ demands.

3. “Behold, now is the ________________ time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (II Corinthians 6:2)

4. Remission means ______________________.

5. “And their sins and iniquities will I ________________ no more.” (Hebrews 10:17)

6. Salvation is complete forgiveness — one that requires “no more ________________ for sin.” (Hebrews 10:18)

7. Jesus is “the ______, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

8. Jesus “bare ______ sins in his own body on the tree.” (I Peter 2:24)

9. “The __________ of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (I John 1:7)

10. Your own blood cannot ________ you of your sin debt, or anyone else from theirs, because it is already tainted with sin itself.

11. Jesus was not born with a sin nature passed down to Him because of His miraculous ____________ birth.

12. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ________ with us.” (Matthew 1:23)

13. A person is redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without ______________ and without spot.” (I Peter 1:19)

14. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of __________, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

15. “That if thou shalt confess with thy _________ the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine __________ that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

16. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them _____________ life; and they shall __________ perish.” (John 10:27,28)

17. “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise ________ out.” (John 6:37)

18. If a person still persists that he can lose his salvation by sinning, then he is admitting that he is really depending upon his own __________ to get to heaven.

19. If you could lose your salvation, it would be ____________________ to ever get it back

20. “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the __________________________ of God in him.” (II Corinthians 5:21)

21. True salvation can never be lost, because it depends upon One who is ______________ — Jesus Christ.

22. A Christian cannot just live as he pleases, because God will come after him/her. “My son, despise not thou the ___________________ of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.” (Hebrews 12:5)

23. “The eyes of the Lord are in __________ place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)

24. God’s chastening can make a person weak and ____________, if he/she will not straighten up and live right. (I Corinthians 11:30)

25. If that does not work, “There is a sin unto __________.” (I John 5:16)

26. That happened to a man and his wife who ________ to the church leaders in Acts 5.

27. God’s desire is that we willingly and quickly confess and turn from our sins. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to ______________ us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)

 

How The Bible Says You Can Be Saved

1. Do you realize that you have sinned? (Rom. 3:23) (I John 1:8)

2. Do you realize the penalty for your sin? (Rom. 6:23)

3. Do you realize that if you die in your sin, you will go to hell?  (Psa. 9:17) (Prov. 15:24) (Luke 12:4,5)

4. Do you realize that the Lord Jesus Christ paid that death penalty for you? (Rom. 5:8) (I Pet. 3:18) (I Pet. 2:24)

5. Do you realize that it is only through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that you can be saved, and not through any good works of your own? (I John 1:7) (I Pet. 1:18,19) (Eph. 2:8,9) (Titus 3:5-7)

6. Do you realize that after Jesus died for your sins, He arose victorious from the grave the third day, proving that His sacrifice was sufficient to pay for all of the sins of the whole world? (I Cor. 15:1-4)

7. Do you realize that to be saved you must repent (you must have the desire to turn from your sin and false beliefs, and for the Lord Jesus Christ to cleanse you from all your sin)? (Luke 13:3) (Acts 3:19) (Acts 26:20)

8. Do you realize that after you get saved, God’s first command for you is for you to get baptized and then to live for Him?  (Acts 2:41) (II Cor. 5:17)

9. Are you ready to now pray and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins, and to save you? (John 1:12) (Rom. 10:13) (I John 5:13)

* If you are, then bow your head right now and confess to God that you are a sinner deserving judgment. Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive you of all your sins, and to save you. Ask Him to cleanse your life, and to give you the power to live for Him. Ask Him to lead you to a good, Bible-preaching church, where you can follow the first command after salvation — that of getting baptized and publicly confessing your faith in Him. Ask Him to help you find some good Christian friends to encourage you in the faith and to help you grow.

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