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For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it

by Mike Ratliff

14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

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Religion

Union with Christ, Sin, and Obedience

“The death of Christ was not a process and neither is our conformity to his death a process. We are in the condition of having become conformed to his death.” -John Murray, The New International Commentary on the New Testament: The Epistles to the Romans… 1,676 more words

Grace

The Baptist Confession of Faith

CHAPTER 17
OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS

Paragraph 3. And though they may, through the temptation of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins, and for a time continue therein, whereby they incur God’s displeasure and grieve his Holy Spirit, come to have their graces and comforts impaired, have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded, hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves, yet shall they renew their repentance and be preserved through faith in Christ Jesus to the end.

Baptist

The Baptist Confession

CHAPTER 17
OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS

Paragraph 2. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father, upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ and union with Him, the oath of God, the abiding of His Spirit, and the seed of God within them, and the nature of the covenant of grace; from all which arises also the certainty and infallibility thereof.

Baptist

The Baptist Confession of Faith

CHAPTER 17
OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS

Paragraph 1. Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by His Spirit, and given the precious faith of His elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved, seeing the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, whence He still begets and nourishes in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit unto immortality; and though many storms and floods arise and beat against them, yet they shall never be able to take them off that foundation and rock which by faith they are fastened upon; notwithstanding, through unbelief and the temptations of Satan, the sensible sight of the light and love of God may for a time be clouded and obscured from them, yet He is still the same, and they shall be sure to be kept by the power of God unto salvation, where they shall enjoy their purchased possession, they being engraven upon the palm of His hands, and their names having been written in the book of life from all eternity.

Baptist

Union with Christ, The Westminster Larger Catechism, and the Ordo Salutis

The Church’s Union with Christ

“That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” —John 17:21… 1,241 more words

Sanctification

Once Saved Always Saved

The link below is to an article that considers this particular phrase in the light of Scripture – ‘once saved always saved.’

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