Oct 29, 2008

If You Persevere

If you persevere

If you endure

If you continue

If you hold fast

If you keep on believing and obeying

If you keep bringing forth fruit

One finds these type expressions in the New Testament relative to the Christian persevering, and they all mean, in other words,


"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words." (John 14: 23 NIV)

This verse is clear cut and ought to settle all debate on this matter of eternal security and perseverence. A man who loves Christ will persevere in his love and obedience. If a person who professes to love Christ does not persevere, he proves or demonstrates that he did not truly love Christ at the start.

"Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand." (Romans 14: 4 NKJV)

This is another clear cut passage of scripture on the subject of perseverence. Paul says that Christ will "make" his "servants" to "stand," and not fall, and this due to God's power. If a professing "servant" does not "stand," but falls, then he demonstrates he was not a genuine servant but a hypocrite or deceived soul.

There are many passages which say that a future perseverence is proof of a genuine conversion., such as I John 2:19 & 5: 1.

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