Romans 8 Our Eternal Security in Christ Jesus – Part 3

eternal securityYour New Life in Christ Jesus Proves Your Eternal Security without Condemnation

Romans 8:9-11 (NKJV)

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Paul has moved out of the first concern. The first concern, perhaps that being in my sin or just the very existence of sin in my life is evidence I haven’t made the trip to salvation yet.  The second question is: Well, I know if I am saved, sin is not a problem. I understand that can be a part of a saved person’s life. But how do I know that in my case, that the sin I have, is not the evidence that I just never did get saved? That it is evidence I am not there yet. To that, Paul now says if believers sin at times like unbelievers, how do you know you are truly saved Continue reading

Romans 8 Our Eternal Security in Christ Jesus – Part 2

eternal securityKnowing You Have Confidence in Your Eternal Security by Faith in Christ Jesus

So our body’s sin has no bearing on our standing before God. This is not to say your sin doesn’t matter or that you should have a license to sin. What Paul is addressing is your eternal security because your eternal security doesn’t hinge on your body but only on your spirit. The spirit having been made perfect and sinless, you have now no condemnation. The body itself being put to death eventually. With this argument, Paul addresses the first doubt that was mentioned in the introduction. (He answers the doubt for any who might wonder if they are truly saved.) Continue reading