Eternal Security ~ Past, Present, Future

The Timeline of Salvation

Understanding that the Ephesians passage utilizes the perfect tense, indicating it was something completed in the past, with consequences which are ongoing, in the present and yet in the future as well.  This displays the three tenses of salvation, past, present, and future; which can be examined in Scripture by the following passages.

PastHaving Been Saved:          Ephesians 2:8-9 

– Positionally Saved – Entrance Ticket to Heaven

– Occurred at the Cross of Jesus

– Called “Justification” – It Is a One Time Event

– Saved from the Penalty of Sin.


Present
Are Being Saved:        Romans 6:3-22 

– Operationally Saved – by the Holy Spirit – Moment by Moment

– Occurring in the Life of the Believer

– Called “Sanctification,” It Is a Process

– Saved from the Power of Sin.


Future
Shall Be Saved:             Romans 8:23

– Eternally Saved – Legally Ratified at the Bema Seat of Christ

– Occurring at the Rapture

– Called “the resurrection of our body

– Saved from the Presence of Sin


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“The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an
eggs-and-ham breakfast: 
the chicken was ‘involved’
the pig was ‘committed’.”

Taken from the “Resource Center” ofwww.FaithBibleMinistries.com

 

4 comments

  1. lovesthelight · ·

    Thanks Brent, good post. Love the “sin has no power over us” part, and all of it. :) God is good.

    Sorry I’ve been off so long. It’s been a tough winter in lots of ways. I’ll get my attention back to this and other things I need to. Blessings, Robin

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  2. Robin,
    I understand, I been off-line for over a week – life just happens. You have been missed, but we all have lives outside of here, visit when you can. You DO make a difference in our lives. bb

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  3. […] Yet with the abundance of Scriptures which declares that Godhead calls us, as seen in the God the Father draws us (John 6:44), as Jesus choosing us (John 15:16 ~ “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” The pronoun is emphatic, indicating that Jesus does the choosing, and the Greek grammar word for chosen is in the aorist tense, meaning that it was completed in the past, which again takes man out of the equation as this was done before his own existence [See Eph. 1:4 & Rev. 13:8].  The voice is middle, meaning that God Himself does the choosing for his own benefit, and the mood is indicative, which means that it is a complete fact that is unchangeable.  And for those that would say that the choosing has to do with bearing fruit, or that the choosing is to choose a group that would be saved as compared to an individual, again the grammar is completely against these two false conclusions.  The only grammatically correct way to read this and all other Scriptures concerning predestination, calling, and election; is that God does the choosing and we are the recipients.  While we are free-will being, this does not change the fact that is God that calls us and not we ourselves.  The contrast between free-will and election is a paradox on this side of eternity, but scripturally is a fact that God does the choosing, our responding is another issue in itself.).  For more on these subjects, please see the following five articles which primarily address “Eternal Security” – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK. […]

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  4. […] Yet with the abundance of Scriptures which declares that Godhead calls us, as seen in the God the Father draws us (John 6:44), as Jesus choosing us (John 15:16 ~ “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” The pronoun is emphatic, indicating that Jesus does the choosing, and the Greek grammar word for chosen is in the aorist tense, meaning that it was completed in the past, which again takes man out of the equation as this was done before his own existence [See Eph. 1:4 & Rev. 13:8].  The voice is middle, meaning that God Himself does the choosing for his own benefit, and the mood is indicative, which means that it is a complete fact that is unchangeable.  And for those that would say that the choosing has to do with bearing fruit, or that the choosing is to choose a group that would be saved as compared to an individual, again the grammar is completely against these two false conclusions.  The only grammatically correct way to read this and all other Scriptures concerning predestination, calling, and election; is that God does the choosing and we are the recipients.  While we are free-will being, this does not change the fact that is God that calls us and not we ourselves.  The contrast between free-will and election is a paradox on this side of eternity, but scripturally is a fact that God does the choosing, our responding is another issue in itself.).  For more on these subjects, please see the following five articles which primarily address “Eternal Security” – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK. […]

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