Alive in Christ - Secure

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Sermon Text: John 10: 22-30

“The doctrine of the perseverance of the saints is to the effect that they whom God has regenerated and effectually called to a state of grace, can neither totally nor finally fall away from that state but shall certainly persevere therein to the end and be eternally saved.”

That quote is from Berkof’s Systematic Theology, a staple from my Bible College days, to introduce that particular doctrine that our eternal salvation is secure and guaranteed. It is also perhaps the least exciting and attention-grabbing beginning to a sermon I have ever had!

It is so not exciting that I am going to read it again for you. Because it really is great news, and really quite exciting. “The doctrine of the perseverance of the saints is to the effect that they whom God has regenerated and effectually called to a state of grace, can neither totally nor finally fall away from that state but shall certainly persevere therein to the end and be eternally saved.”…See full sermon here