The New Testament frequently implies a separation between God and man, even though the subject of atonement is not directly named. If we are alienated—if we are enemies—surely a reconciliation has to take place.
John W. Ritenbaugh
The Azazel Goat
Jesus Christ earnestly wants to present us holy, blameless, and irreproachable to the Father in His Kingdom, but we have a part to play too. These things will happen if we uphold our half of the covenant. We must continue in the faith. We must remain grounded and steadfast. We must keep on growing. We must continue in the hope of our resurrection and eternal life.
We will do well not to take God's salvation for granted, thinking we have some kind of eternal security without obedience to God's way of life. Instead, let us all strive to make our calling and election sure!
Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Do We Have 'Eternal Security'?
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