MBS102 Eternal Security

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This study will deal with the question of whether or not a believer can lose his salvation, either because of an act of sin or by ceasing to believe. This topic on eternal security will be studied in four main categories.

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MBS102 ETERNAL SECURITY

By Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. THE MEANING OF ETERNAL SECURITY

II. THE PRINCIPLES OF ETERNAL SECURITY

A. Salvation is Not Repeatable

B. True Salvation Produces Works of Righteousness

C. Doctrinal Consistency: The Test of True Faith

D. Works of the Believer Rewarded

E. The Basis of the Exhortations to Godly Living

F. The Results of Sin in the Believer’s Life

G. Persistent Sin Shows a Lack of Conversion

H. Perfection is Not Achieved in This Life

I. The Difference Between Position and Practice

J. The Relationship Between Works and Salvation

III. THE EVIDENCES FOR ETERNAL SECURITY

A. God the Father

1. The Sovereign Purpose of God

2. The Father’s Power to Keep

3. God’s Infinite Love

4. The Promise of Go

B. God the Son

1. He Bore our Condemnation Forever

2. Believers are Partakers of His Resurrection Life

3. The Messiah’s Work as Advocate

4. The Messiah’s Work of Intercession

5. The Messiah’s Role as Shepherd

6. The Purpose of the Messiah’s Redemptive Work

C. God the Holy Spirit

1. The Holy Spirit’s Work of Regeneration

2. The Holy Spirit’s Ministry of Indwelling

3. The Holy Spirit’s Ministry of Spirit Baptism

4. The Holy Spirit’s Ministry of Sealing

5. The Power of the Holy Spirit

D. Eternal Security in Romans 8:1–39

E. The Meaning of the Word “Eternal”

F. The Finished Work of the Messiah

G. Believers are Kept by God

H. Believers Are New Creations

I. Salvation is by Grace

J. The Obedience of the Messiah

K. The Gospel Seed Abides

L. Salvation is a Free Gift

M. Salvation is a Birth

N. The Believer Cannot Keep Himself

O. God Has Paid the Highest Price

P. Sins Punished Without the Loss of Salvation

Q. The Purpose of the Warnings and Exhortations

IV. PROBLEM PASSAGES ON ETERNAL SECURITY

A. Concerning Dispensational Misapplication

1. Passages in Ezekiel

2. Passages in Matthew

B. Concerning False Teachers

C. Concerning the Difference Between Reformation and Real Possession of the Faith

1. Outward Reformation or Profession

2. Real Possession of the Faith

D. Passages Concerning the Fruit of Salvation

E. Concerning the “If” Clauses in the Book of Hebrews

F. Concerning Basic Warnings to All Men

G. Concerning the Distinction of the Olive Tree

H. Concerning Lost Rewards

I. Concerning Loss of Fellowship and Divine Discipline

J. Concerning Falling from Grace

K. Concerning Weakened Spiritual Conditions

L. Concerning Confession

M. Concerning Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

N. Concerning the Parables

O. Concerning the Book of Life and the Lamb’s Book of Life

P. Concerning the Lives of Biblical Characters

1. Lot

2. Samson

3. David

4. Simon Magus

5. Judas Iscariot

CONCLUSION

and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

Romans 4:21