An Everlasting Salvation: The Grace Of God Had Appeared To All

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Our course in this life will decide our eternal destiny in Heaven. It is left with us to say whether we shall be with those who inherit the kingdom of God, or with those who go away into outer darkness. God has made every provision for our eternal salvation. 

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:31-34

The gifts of God’s grace through Christ are free to all. There is no election but one’s own. God has set forth in His Word the conditions upon which every soul will be elected to eternal life. It is obedience to His commandments through faith in Christ. God has elected a character in harmony with His law, and anyone who shall reach the standard of His requirement will have an entrance into the kingdom of glory. Christ said: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life. John 3:36.

Blessed are they

In the Revelation Jesus declared:

Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14

As regards to mankind’s salvation, this is the only election brought to view in the word of God. Everyone is elected who will:

  • work out his or her own salvation with fear and trembling
  • put on the armor and fight the good fight of faith
  • watch unto prayer
  • search the Scriptures and flee from temptation
  • have faith continually and will be obedient to every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The provisions of redemption are free to all. The results of redemption will be enjoyed by those who have complied with the conditions.

Study now: An Everlasting Salvation

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[q] Question:

What is the necessity for the plan of salvation?

[a] Answer: Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

[q] Question:

What natural and inevitable result would sin bring upon the sinner, were it not for the means of salvation provided?

[a] Answer: Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14, 15

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

[q] Question:

What is the meaning of “Everlasting Salvation”?

[a] Answer: Matthew 1:21

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Note: Salvation means to save from sin and from all of its woeful results, of which the “second death” is the ultimate. It is, therefore, a message of life, instead of death, a message of fullness of joy, instead of unutterable woe. This is in brief the “Great Salvation.” The whole scheme is beyond our comprehension, yet we can joyfully and thankfully avail ourselves of all of its benefits.

[q] Question:

By whom was this plan devised?

[a] Answer: John 3:16

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.

[q] Question:

To how many is it proclaimed?

[a] Answer: Titus 2:11, 13; Revelation 22:17

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

[q] Question:

What is God declared to be?

[a] Answer: 1 John 4:8

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

[q] Question:

What are those who hate God and reject the plan of salvation, said to love?

[a] Answer: Proverbs 8:35, 36

For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

[q] Question:

What is the nature of the salvation which is assured to the Israel of God?

[a] Answer: Isaiah 45:17

But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

[q] Question:

What is this everlasting salvation able to do for those who accept it?

[a] Answer: Jude 24, 25

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy; To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both and ever. Amen.

[q] Question:

What warning is given to those who “neglect” it?

[a] Answer: Hebrews 2:3

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

[q] Question:

After so full provision for free salvation, what will be the final experience of those who “neglect” it?

[a] Answer: Jeremiah 8:20

The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

[q] Question:

When only is the “accepted time” for receiving salvation?

[a] Answer: 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 3:15

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

[q] Question: 

When is it to be received in all its fullness?

[a] Answer: Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:7-9

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ; Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory; Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

[q] Question: 

Who is the head of the plan of eternal salvation for all? 

[a] Answer: Psalm 68:19, 20; John 3:16. Note 1

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.  He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.

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.

[q] Question: 

What should this fact cause His children to do?

[a] Answer: Psalm 68:3, 4; Psalm 67:5

But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

[q] Question:

What does the Lord desire to have proclaimed to the people?

[a] Answer: Isaiah 40:9

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

[q] Question:

Wherein is this salvation for all revealed?

[a] Answer: Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; 

[q] Question:

How only can the righteousness of the Gospel be appropriated?

[a] Answer: Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

[q] Question:

In what language does the Psalmist describe the helplessness of man?

[a] Answer: Psalm 146: 3, 4

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

[q] Question:

From the standpoint of His great power and majesty, how does the Lord regard the inhabitants of earth?

[a] Answer: Isaiah 40:15, 17, 22; Daniel 4:35

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;

And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

[q] Question:

How does He regard individuals among the nations who fear Him?

[a] Answer: Isaiah 66:2; Isaiah 57:15; Acts 10:35

For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

[q] Question:

What does God ask the children of men to do?

[a] Answer: Isaiah 55:6, 7; Ezekiel 33:11

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near; Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

[q] Question: 

To what is His pity likened?

[a] Answer: Psalm 103:13

 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

[q] Question:

What assurance does He give to those who trust Him?

[a] Answer: Isaiah 41:10, 13; Isaiah 40:29-31

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

[q] Question:

When is our salvation to be fully revealed ? How are we kept that we may receive it?

[a] Answer: 1 Peter 1:5

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

[q] Question:

Knowing that we are living in the last days, what is it high time to do? Why?

[a] Answer: Romans 13:11, 12

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

[q] Question:

To whom will the redeemed of all nations ascribe their everlasting salvation?

[a] Answer: Revelation 7:9, 10

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

[q] Question:

With what will the Lord adorn the meek?

[a] Answer: Psalm 149:4

For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

[q] Question:

What ought men, therefore to do?

[a] Answer: Psalm 107:8

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

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In Conclusion

The everlasting salvation of the human race has ever been the object of the councils of heaven. The covenant of mercy was made before the foundation of the world. It has existed from all eternity, and is called the everlasting covenant.

We have a ever living Jesus. Let us triumph in a living Savior. He saves us with an everlasting salvation. Our course in this life will decide our eternal destiny there. It is left with us to say whether we shall be with those who inherit the kingdom of God, or with those who go away into outer darkness. God has made every provision for our salvation. Then let us avail ourselves of that which has been purchased at infinite cost.

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. John 3:16

Thus Christ became the surety for the human race. When upon the cross He cried out: It is finished. He declared, Father, it is finished. I have done Thy will, O My God. I have completed the work of redemption. If Thy justice is satisfied, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am. John 19:30; Psalm 40:80; John 17:24.

References:

  1. Agencies of the Plan of Salvation, Lessons 1906
  2. ST Jan, 1903; ST Jun, 1901; PP 208 – The Ellen G. White Estate
  3. King James Version (KJV) Bible – BibleGateway 

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