If Eternal Security is NOT True… - by Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

If Eternal Security is NOT True… - by Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

If Eternal Security is NOT True… - by Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

 

The following words are from a dearest and bestest old friend, Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold. I received these words in an email and I think the entire world needs to hear these words. I have attached the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXyoUqrVX4o

 

“This is the sermon that I wish every God called preacher would hear and preach.

  • Habakkuk 2:2: And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 

 

I am posting my notes that are simple and plain so that he that hears what I said may run with it. 

 

I will interject many comments during my message that are not in the notes. 

 

If Eternal Security Is Not True

Dr. Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

TEXT: 1Corinthians 15:14: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. (The point is that if one part is not true, neither is the other part that depends on its validity.)

  • If there was no resurrection, there was no payment for sins.

  • If there was no payment for all of man’s sins there could be no payment made for man that was of any value. He could not pay for all my sins, while leaving me a payment to make.

  • If he did not pay my total debt, he did not pay my sin debt.

  • If he did not pay my total sin debt, he cannot be my Redeemer.

  • If he cannot be my Redeemer, He cannot be my Savior.

  • If he cannot be my Savior, I cannot have salvation and I would have no song to sing.

 

If Eternal Security is not true, there can be no new song because I would still be lost. There would be no praise because God had in reality done nothing for me.

  • Psalm 40:3: And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. 

  • Psalm 40:4: Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. 

    • (IF Eternal Security is not true, then the Word of God bears witness that God has lied to us.)

  • 1 Corinthians 15:19: If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 

    • (If there is no resurrection, there is no basis for HOPE.) We are not only miserable but deceived, stupid, and very foolish.

 

IF Eternal Security is not true, then we have:

  • Put our trust in the Lord to save us from Hell which he did not do.

  • Put our trust in the Lord to give us Eternal Life which he did not do.

  • Put our trust in the Lord to save us by grace which he did not do.

  • Put our trust in the Lord to give us mercy which he did not do.

  • Put our trust in the Lord to give us forgiveness of all our sins which he did not do.

 

IF Eternal Security is not true, then God cannot be trusted and you do not know, nor can you know for sure where you are going when you die. IF salvation is not eternal, then Christ never finished the job. “It is finished”, is not true.

 

If eternal security is not true, then these scriptures are not true.

  • 1 John 5:13: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life,

  • John 6:35: And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 

  • John 6:37: All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 

  • Johnn 6:39: And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing,

  • John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 

  • John 10:28: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 

  • Acts 13:39: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. 

  • Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

 

If eternal security is not true, then:

  • We are still lost and Jesus failed. 

    • Luke 19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. 

  • We are still without hope and Jesus failed. 

    • Ephesians 2:12  That at that time ye were without Christ, … having no hope, and without God in the world: 

  • There is no security at all; not even for a moment of time in time.

  • There is no grace at all.

  • There is no mercy at all.

  • There is no salvation at all.

 

WHY IS THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY SO OFFENSIVE, BECAUSE IT IS THE TOTAL EXPRESSION OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL? WITHOUT ETERNAL SECURITY THERE IS NO GOSPEL. 

 

Eternal Security is the only doctrine that follows mercy, grace, love, forgiveness, and justification to the very end (or conclusion) of its meaning. Without Eternal Security, these words have no meaning in Biblical Theology. Eternal Security is the fulfilment of God’s promise to justify the heathen through faith without works.

 

PRAISE THE LORD FOR GOD CANNOT LIE:

Titus 1:2: In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 

  • If eternal security is not true, then there is no song to sing

  • There is no Savior, no Redeemer, and no Christ the King. 

  • I have no song to sing if salvation can be lost

  • It would only prove that Jesus failed to pay my total cost

 

BUT

  • God the father said to God the son that salvation would be free

  • And that his payment would suffice for all eternity. 

  • I am his child and my fate is sealed.

  • I rest in Christ and His promise is real

 

2 Timothy 2:19: Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.

 

1 Corinthians 15:58: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

 

Reference: 

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXyoUqrVX4o

Dr. Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold, Pastor

Calvary Community Church of Tampa

4811 George Rd.

Tampa, FL 33634

813-884-4328

Yankee@YankeeArnold.com

 

THE PLAN OF SALVATION - THE GOSPEL

 

The Gospel is Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins (past, present, and future), He was buried, and He resurrected the third day to show us the payment for sin is paid in full.  

  • I Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

 

God loves you. Lord Savior Jesus Christ was revealed in the flesh for one reason, and that is to save us from our sins.  Jesus Christ does not come to condemn individuals.  Jesus Christ comes to save us because we are all Hell doomed sinners without the Blood of Jesus Christ. 

  • John 3:16-18:  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

 

All individuals are sinners. The payment for sin is death. 

  • Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

  • Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Christ died for your sin and resurrected for you.

  • II Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

  • I Corinthians 15:3-4: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

 

If you believe in Christ alone, you receive eternal life.

  • John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

  • I John 5:13: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 

If you could be saved by being water baptized, doing good works, being a good person or following the Ten Commandments, why did (the God from Eternity Past, the God from Eternity Future) the Ever Presence Jesus Christ reveal Himself in the flesh and die on the Cross and resurrect the third day?  

  • Galatians 2:21: I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

 

If you could earn salvation by doing those things, then Jesus Christ died in vain. However, Jesus Christ didn’t die in vain. Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin. He is the Lamb of God, and only the Lamb of God can make a perfect sacrifice for sin. There is only one way to Heaven, and it is the belief in the Finished Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ.

  • Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

  • Philippians 3:9: And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

  • Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

  • Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

 

The resurrection is proof God the Father accepted Jesus Christ death payment for sin -death payment of past, present, and future sin.  

 

People DO NOT go to Hell because they are “bad.” People go to Hell because they believe NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People trust NOT in Jesus Christ as their Savior. People believe NOT Jesus Christ died on the Cross for their sins, burial, and resurrection. People do NOT trust alone in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ. 

  • II Thessalonians 1:8-9: In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

 

Know that God is gracious to you, and He has already died for all your sins (past, present, and future), He was buried showing all the world He died for your sins, and He resurrected showing all the world that Jesus Christ fulfilled what the Father asked Him to do: IT IS FINISHED!  

 

I pray you to believe in Jesus Christ right now for salvation -believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sin, burial, and resurrection. Trust alone in Jesus Christ as your Savior. 

 

If you know someone who is not saved, forward this message to them and share the greatest gift that one could ever receive. 

 

Lance Edminster

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Once Saved, Always Saved -"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one." (John 10:28-30 KJV)