The Surety of Salvation Through Christ

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So many verses about God's grace and judgment seem to contradict one another. This week, Joshua West joins the Gary Wilkerson podcast to discuss how we should approach these verses as we understand how God's love and justice both apply to our salvation.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • We are not justified by the law or good works, but by faith in Jesus Christ.

  • The Bible does not contradict itself. Scripture is interpreter by context and by scripture itself—the clear interpreting the obscure.

  • If a person is truly saved, then their life will be transformed and bear fruit. They will not go on living in unrepentant, practiced sin. Those who love God will keep his commandments.

  • Salvation is a supernatural work and gift of God.

  • There are two types of sinners, besides those saved by grace. There are those who think they are too bad for God to want them and those who think they’re good and don’t need God.

  • Jesus promised that nothing would be able to snatch us from his hand.

  • Our surety is not in living a good life or in our accomplishments, but in Christ.

  • We are sealed by the Holy Spirit and shielded by God’s power until the day of redemption.

  • Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Galatians 4:31–5:5, 9, 18–21, 24; Acts 17:11–12; John 8:36; Romans 8; John 14:15; Ephesians 1:3–14; Hebrews 10:25; 2 Peter 2:18–22; Hebrews 6:4, 7–8; Matthew 13:1–9; Mark 4:1–9; Luke 8:4–8; 1 Corinthians 3:6–9; Ephesians 2:5, 8–9; Philippians 1:6; Galatians 6:14; 1 Corinthians 1:31; John 10:25–29; John 15; John 16:33; Deuteronomy 31:8; Luke 14:3; John 17; John 3:18, 36; Luke 20:36; Ezekiel 33–37; 1 Peter 1:5, 23

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Joshua West

Joshua West serves as the Church Leadership Network Director at World Challenge helping equip and empower pastors all over the world. Joshua’s desire is to raise up ministers who will correctly and boldly preach the word with passion and integrity. The point of all his work and writings is to preach the gospel, glorify God and to teach sound doctrine.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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