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Does the Book of Hebrews teach "eternal security?"

q.gif (1639 bytes)     I am doing a paper on the believer's eternal security. The main topic of my paper has to do with Heb. 6:11-20 dealing with God's promise to us the heirs of God's promise to Abraham. If you have time I would appreciate anything that I could use as a quote, or if not, any ideas would be great.

a.gif (1659 bytes)   The best thing to quote is what God Himself says in His Word.  The scriptures you mention are Heb. 6:11-20:

    "And we desire THAT EVERY ONE OF YOU DO SHOW THE SAME DILIGENCE TO THE FULL ASSURANCE OF HOPE UNTO THE END: THAT YE BE not slothful, but FOLLOWERS OF THEM WHO THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE INHERIT THE PROMISES. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE, WE MIGHT HAVE A STRONG CONSOLATION, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: WHICH HOPE WE HAVE AS AN ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, BOTH SURE AND STEDFAST, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."

    We, who trust in Jesus alone, have the same promises of eternal security as Abraham. Notice carefully that which has been emphasized in bold print. Of course, God also has His work for us to do. Compare Eph. 2:8-10: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." We are not saved by serving, but saved to serve! Are you saved and serving the Lord faithfully?

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