Top 7 Bible Verses About The Assurance Of Salvation

Top 7 Bible Verses About The Assurance Of Salvation June 16, 2015

What are 7 of the top Bible verses about the assurance of salvation? Which ones would you include?

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Jesus spoke this to Martha after her brother Lazarus died. If there are more comforting words in the Bible, I don’t know what they might be because here Jesus says that even if a person dies, yet will they live again and that means that death for you and for me is not final. It is not the end but the beginning of everlasting life. Jesus told the badly mistaken Sadducees who didn’t believe in the resurrection that God was “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living” (Mark 12:26b-27) clearly indicating that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were still alive and in fact, more alive than ever, even though they died an earthy death!

John 10:28-29 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”

Talk about security! If you are in the hands of God, both Jesus and the Father, and Jesus says that no one can snatch them out of their hands, this is a rock-solid guarantee and that “no one” includes Satan and his demons and no human alive. It can’t be more secure than being in the strong hands of our God!

Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Think about this promise. Not life, not death, not angels (fallen ones we presume), no earthly ruler, nothing to come in the future or in our present circumstances, no power on earth, no height or depth (of emotions?), and to make sure everything created is covered, Paul says “nor anything else in all creation” (which excludes God of course since He is not created), will ever, at any time, be able to separate us from God’s love and this love was displayed by Jesus dying for us (John 3:16).

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Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Paul didn’t just believe this, he was sure of this, that He Who began the work in you (God) will bring it to the completion and that completion comes on “the day of Jesus Christ” when He returns. He will complete what He started and this completion consummates on the very day of His glorious return. What a joyful promise.

First John 5:11-13 “And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”

What God gives, He doesn’t take away. If He has given us eternal life but takes it away, was it really eternal? Whoever has the Son of God already has this life. The Apostle John wants us to rest assured that we might know that we have eternal life and not have internal doubts, which is the tendency of humans.

John 6:37, 39 “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out…And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.”

Whoever the Father gives to Jesus Christ to be saved will most assuredly “come to me” Jesus promises. This means that He “will never cast [anyone] out”…ever! Jesus said that this is the Father’s will that He should lose not one but that all who come to Him He is going to “raise…up on the last day.” All is all and there are no exception clauses in these two verses. The Greek word Jesus used for “cast” as in he “will never cast out” is “ekballō” and means “to cast out, drive out, to send out” so whoever comes to Jesus will never be sent away or driven away, period!

John 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”

When Jesus repeats the word, as in this case, with “truly, truly” and this is the highest form of emphasis possible in the Jewish literature so it is like Jesus is saying “Listen very close to this truth” and what is this truth? He says that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) and more, whoever believes in the Father “who sent” Him already has eternal life. The word “has” is in the Greek tense of “having in their possession” and means “holding” like they are holding it in their possession already and then Jesus says, to make it crystal clear, that this means that they will “not come into judgment (as some will; read Rev 20:12-15) but they have passed from eternal death (separation from God) into life…already, done deal!

Conclusion

Have you noticed a pattern in these verses? Most of them are from the lips of Jesus and most of them are from the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John is the most assuring book in the entire Bible about someone’s assurance of salvation. Read it when you have doubts because it will keep you out of doubts.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Blind Chance or Intelligent Design available on Amazon.

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