As with salvation, the eternal security of a believer does not rest on the individual but rather it is entirely a work of God. Just like we cannot save ourselves or even contribute to our own salvation, neither can we do anything in and of ourselves to stay saved. It is God who saves us and keeps us. Eternal security is a work of all three Persons in the Godhead. The Father’s work can be seen in passages like John 10:28-29; Eph. 1:4-5;
5:7-10; -30; Jude 24.
The work of the Son can be seen in passages like John 6:39-40; ; Rom. -34; Heb. 1 John 2:1. The work of the Spirit can be seen in
passages like John 14:17; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Titus 3:5. Rom.
The dictionary defines affirmation as, “The assertion that something exists or is true. Something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.” Affirmations imply knowledge, understanding, certainty, and conviction. Affirmations mean very little unless they reach to the point of identification and involvement. Knowing what one believes and why is a must for every genuine Christian, in fact, it is a biblical mandate. An Affirmation of Faith is no affirmation at all unless God and His truth have become experiential and they have utterly gripped you. Superficiality and confusion as to what we believe are at the root of moral and spiritual calamity in Christian experience, and of weakness and worldliness in the life and witness of the church. I know, what is true of many is not representative of the entire Christian community. Knowing where we ought to be (we learn that in Scripture) and getting there requires us to first take stock of where we currently are. Trut…