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Arguments to Prove the Saint's Perseverance - by Michael Phillips
Perseverance of the Saints - Part 3 of 8
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1 Peter 1:3-5
Aug 27, 2003 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll move on in the study we began a few weeks ago: it's called Thomas Watson on the Perseverance of the Saints. The Bible teaches that all believers in Christ persevere, that is, we endure the hardships of life and live for God until we die. Our devotion to the Lord is never perfect and, often, not consistent, but it is real and it never leaves us. To be saved, believers must persevere: the Lord says so-"He who endures to the end, shall be saved". The others won't be saved! People who profess faith in Christ and then fall away from the Lord, from obedience, from prayer and Bible reading and communion with Him will not go to heaven when they die-no matter how well they started the Christian life! I very firmly believe in justification by faith alone! But it is not bare or naked or invisible faith that justifies! No, the faith that justifies the sinner also makes him a saint. If you want to go to heaven, you must persevere. What you did ten or twenty or fifty years ago-no matter how sincere you were at the time-is not enough. To be with Christ in heaven, you must live for Christ on earth. This is what the Bible teaches and it's what our study is ... More >>>

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