Paul spoke of them as his children in the faith and his crown. ... the fifth crown mentioned in Scripture, is the shepherds crown and is given to those who ...
Author: Robert Metevia
Publisher: Xulon Press
This book is a must read for anyone seeking the assurance and peace of mind that their salvation, once received, is forever and can never be lost. It is also a must read for those who want to defend this precious doctrine and pass along to fellow believers the truth that will set them free. No longer will it be necessary to walk on egg shells, trying to keep what only God can keep. This book will enlighten the understanding of its readers to see the truth that their new position in Christ is absolutely perfect before God, while their practice is flawed. It will also reveal that God's work of justification declares them righteous forever, while His work of sanctification makes them righteous in their behavior. A number of other theological distinctions will be made to help the readers understand the permanency of their salvation, such as: the differences between salvation faith and service faith, innate knowledge and head knowledge, sinner and saint, the believer's relationship with God and his fellowship with God, judicial forgiveness and parental forgiveness, and a distinction between the words faith of Christ and faith in Christ. This book will also reveal the warfare that goes on in the minds of believers, preventing them from going for broke and trusting in Christ and Christ alone for their salvation. To trust in Christ plus one's own ability to maintain a certain level of faith is not to trust in Christ alone do complete what He has started but to trust in Christ plus human effort. The truth of once saved always saved will motivate believers to serve God, not out of a fear of losing their salvation, but out of gratitude that they are kept by God's power to serve others and can never be lost.