Eternal Salvation

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Jesus is the author of eternal salvation – it’s his own idea, the copyright belongs to him! Notice, it’s not a temporary salvation; that is what the Jews had under law until the next sin and sacrifice. No, its eternal and it’s forever!

BankManagerAs an example, if you go overdrawn at the bank (and you have a nice bank manager), he may allow you an overdraft to temporarily cover the balance. However, we all know what happens when the next month we go overdrawn! No, salvation is not like this at all. Jesus has paid all the debt and credited your account with his righteousness.

Therefore, there is just no way your sinning can ever outweigh his righteousness! You can never go overdrawn again!

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

What does save to the uttermost mean? It means to save completely. It’s not a temporary fix or a band-aid. No, it’s a done deal and even if we mess up, Jesus is our perfect intercessor before the Father, having purchased eternal (life-time and beyond) redemption for us. By the way, the verb save, is also in the present continuous tense: which means, it wasn’t just something that happened in the past – its on-going!

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

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Further Reading:

Sinning Willlfuly

Grace a license to sin?

Total Forgiveness

 

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