Eternal Security (part one)

Romans 5:1-2

During the building of the Golden Gate Bridge over San Francisco Bay, construction fell badly behind schedule because several workers had accidentally fallen from the scaffolding to their deaths. Engineers and administrators could find no solution to the costly delays. Finally, someone suggested a gigantic net be hung under the bridge to catch any that fell. Finally in spite of the enormous cost, the engineers opted for the net.

After it was installed, progress was hardly interrupted. A worker or two fell into the net but were saved. Ultimately, all the time lost to fear was regained by replacing fear with faith in the net. The net gave the workers the security they needed to concentrate on their work. In much the same way, God gives each born again believer an eternal security net. From time to time we fall, but the net of his grace and mercy is always there to catch us.

There are many committed Christians who don't understand or believe that great truth. They believe that once a person is saved, he must then live a life of service and obedience or he will lose his salvation and fall from God's grace. Like workers under the Golden Gate Bridge, they must hold tightly or they will fall and eternally perish. However, a careful study of the Word of God reveals that salvation is eternal, and once a person is saved…they can never be lost again.

I. Basic Problems with Rejecting Eternal Security.

II. We are Secure because we are at Peace with God (v.1).

Our salvation and "peace with God" is not dependent on our actions or performance but on Jesus Christ. I am at "peace with God" because of Jesus not me! Do you know eternal salvation this morning? No other salvation will be enough. It must be eternal…never ending. You can have that salvation today if you will place your faith in the eternal Lord who offers it. The Bible declares that it is why Jesus came into this world; to offer us eternal life, if we will simply believe in Him.

Joh 3:14-16 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.