Biblical Messages

Q&A: What is the perseverance of the saints?

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to be a Christ-follower if I constantly had doubts about whether or not I truly belonged to Jesus.  What could I do to lose my salvation?  Would I know what that was? 

One of the great doctrines of the Reformed tradition is called “the perseverance of the saints”.  But it’s not about jus barely making it through the sermon so you can get at the donuts at coffee hour!  No, this is the great truth of Scripture that reminds us that once we belong to the Lord, we are his forever.

This message is based on several texts: John 10.27-30; Philippians 1.6; Ephesians 1.13-14; 1 Peter 1.3-5; and Romans 8.35-39, all of which assure us of God’s love for us from which we can never be separated.

But what do you do with the person who seems to have had faith at some point but no longer believes that Jesus is Lord and Saviour?  Listen to the message here to find out.