Thursday, February 26, 2009
Eternal Security Pt. 23: Born Again, Once and for All
Believers are born again (regenerated) when they believe (John 3:3; Titus 3:5). For a Christian to lose his salvation, he would have to be "un-regenerated." The Bible gives no evidence that the new birth can be taken away. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers in the present dispensation, the Church Age, (John 14:17; Romans 8:9) and baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). For a believer to become unsaved, he would have to be "un-indwelt" and detached from the Body of Christ, and yet there is no provision, no description of this taking place. And it stands to reason, because look at all the verses we've seen which make Eternal Security so certain… if there was such a description, all of these verses would be in contradiction. The Bible is perfectly consistent. If we could become "amputated" somehow from the body of Christ, then how would that jive with Colossians 3:3? Or John 10:28? Or any of the verses we've looked at thus far? It wouldn't.