SECURITY IS IN THE BIBLE!
many years I have asserted that the doctrine of Eternal Security is not to be
found anywhere in the Bible. I have to humble myself and admit that I was wrong;
it is stated, and I will show you where.
is only asserted in one place, but it is also displayed in a multitude of
examples in Scripture too! The Bible says in Genesis 3:4 to Adam and Eve
concerning eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden, “Ye shall not surely
die:” You see, the Bible is replete with examples of people who believed this
Bible promise and acted upon it. They believed that they could sin with
impunity, for they believed that “Ye shall not surely die” if you do!
Bible students will have guessed by now that the quotation I used from the Bible
were the lying words of the devil in the temptation of Eve, and not an
exhortation of God. Not every word in the Bible is composed of God’s words to
us, but some are examples of lies and errors in which we are to learn from and
avoid! Strangely, the doctrine that goes by the name of Eternal Security is
identical to the very lie in the Garden, and God has given us an example so we
would not also be deceived by it! Yet many
of those who would shake their heads in dismay at the simplicity in which Adam
and Eve were duped, are some of the very ones that elevate this very doctrine to
the position of the greatest and most important doctrine for the believer to
embrace from the entire Bible! To some, it’s the Gospel!
are we to say of doctrines that Satan invents, and then passes them off as
Scripture? So many ignore what he is responsible for many false
teaching. Most do not study the Scriptural statements of evil men in a way in
which to see that they are revealed for for our edification. But God gives them
to us as examples and warnings, and many times as clear and definite contrasts
to His truth!
Satan says that if you sin you shall not die spiritually, and God warns us that
if we sin we will die, then how can we ignore such a double emphasis
from Scripture? We have a straightforward prohibition from God Himself, and an
example of how the devil uses Scripture twisting to teach people the very
opposite of what God says! Nowhere in Scripture is it stated that we can sin
with impunity, with the exception of the lie of the devil! We are told that the
“wages of sin is death,” which is spiritual death! “He who sins is of the
devil,” which false teachers tell people to ignore and soften it to allow sin,
even though God has inspired the writer to say it with crystal clarity.
any doctrine to be a Biblically endorsed doctrine of God it must be stated in
the Bible, yet Eternal Security or its conclusions are elusive. It is not
surprising in the least that no one can find any such doctrine of Eternal
Security in the Scriptures without assuming it first, because such a doctrine
defies all logic and a multitude of clearly stated Scriptures which proves such
a demonic conclusion as Eternal Security to be false!
doctrines can be derived from the clear statements that are available from
piecing the evidence and several positive statements together, such as the
Trinity of God. The empty promise of an Unconditional Eternal Security is so
absent from Scripture that it cannot be brought together in the same way. Many
proponents of the doctrine have boldly and ignorantly asserted that “Eternal
Security is the Gospel!” But how can that be? You see, the Early
Eternal Security is a "Biblical" doctrine on the same order as murder,
incest, theft, and dishonesty are; as clear examples of what things to avoid.