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IV. Salvation
How long is it for?


Salvation comes from God alone!

Psalm 3:8
"Salvation belongeth unto the LORD ..."


                         PART ONE

A.  Upon receiving God's Salvation, a person is "born again."
This is known as "regeneration," or, to put it another way, being "generated" again.

        Tit 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
            according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of ____________,
            and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"
        Tit 3:6 "Which he shed on us abundantly through _____  _____ our Saviour;"

    "regeneration" paliggenesiaV, pal-ing-ghen-es-ee'-as, from palin, palin,
"again" and
genesiV, gen'-es-is, birth, successive generation, descent        

        Jn 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
            Except a man be _____  _____, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

B.  Upon receiving God's Salvation, a person becomes a "new creature" (creation) of God.
    II Cor 5:16 "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the _____:
        yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth
        know we
him no more."
    II Cor 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a ____  _________: old
        things are passed away; behold, all things are become ____."
In Christ, the believer is a brand new creation.  He is connected to the old, as the
        doctrine of the resurrection shows, and yet the new creature is different in some
        essential and fundamental aspects.  (We will get to those in a later segment.)

C.  Upon receiving God's Salvation, a person is conformed to the image of Christ.
        Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be
___________ to the image of his ___, that he might be the firstborn
            among many brethren.

D.  Upon receiving God's Salvation, a person is given eternal/everlasting life.
    Jn 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
         but have ________  _____."
  Jn 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 ___________  ____."

    Jn 10:28 "And I give unto them _________  _____; and they shall never perish,
        neither shall any
pluck them out of my hand."
    Ro 5:21 "That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through
        righteousness unto _______  ____ by Jesus Christ our Lord."
    Ro 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is _______  ____
        through Jesus Christ our Lord."
And this eternal life through Christ is given to us in fulfillment of a promise made by God.
I Jn 2:25 "And this is the ________ that he hath promised us,
        even _______  _____."

         And God recorded that promise for us in His Word.
    I Jn 5:11 "And this is the record, that God hath given to us ________  ____,
        and this life is in his Son."
    I Jn 5:12 "He that hath the Son hath ____; and he that hath not the Son of God
        hath ___  ____."
I Jn 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 ________  ____, and that ye may
        believe on the name of the Son of God."
Jn 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath ___________  ____: and he that
        believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

    Jn 5:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on
        him that sent me, hath __________  ____, and shall not come into condemnation;
        but is passed from death unto ____."

    Jn 6:47 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that
        believeth on me hath __________  ____."
         Upon receiving God's Salvation, a person is given immortality and life.  Not by our works
        but according to God's purpose and grace.

    II Tim 1:9
"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, ___ according to
        our _____, but according to ___ own purpose and grace, which was given us in
        Christ Jesus before the world began,"
II Tim 1:10 "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour
        Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought ____ and
        __________ to light through the gospel:"

E.  Those who have accepted God's Salvation are kept by God's power and shall not come
        into condemnation.
Jn 5:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth
        on him that sent me, hath __________  ____, and shall not come into
        ___________; but is passed from death unto life."

    Jn 10:27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:"
    Jn 10:28 "And I give unto them _________  _____; and they shall never perish,
        neither shall any man ______ them out of my hand."
    Jn 10:29 "My Father, which gave them me, is _______  _____  ____; and no man
        is able to _____ them out of my Father's ______."
    Jn 10:30 "I and my Father are one."

    Jn 3:18 "He that believeth on him is ___  __________: but he that believeth
        not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the
        only begotten Son of God."
         This is so because God, in Christ, has already condemned our sinful flesh.  He would
        be unrighteous and unjust to condemn us twice.
    Ro 8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath
        made me ____ from the law of sin and death."
    Ro 8:3 "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the
        flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for
        sin, __________ sin in the _____:"
    Rom 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
        while we were yet sinners, Christ _____  ___  __."
Far be it from God to ever destroy the righteous.

    Gen 18:23
"And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also 
        _______  ___  _________ with the wicked?"
Gen 18:25 "That be ___  ____  ____ to do after this manner, to slay the righteous
        with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from
        thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth __  _____?"
God tells us that the saved cannot come into condemnation because their names are
        written in the Lamb's Book of Life and, therefore, they cannot be judged out of the books
        of their works and be condemned.
Rev 20:11 "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it,
        from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there
        was found no place for them."

    Rev 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the
        _____ were opened: and another book was opened, which is
the ______
        __  ____
: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written
        in the _____, according to their _____."

    Rev 20:13
"And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
        delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man
        according to their ______."

    Rev 20:14
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.
        This is the ________  ______."
Rev 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the _____  __  ____ was cast into
     the ____  __  ____."

F.  Collation of material.
Eternal life/Everlasting Life
        Jn 3:15 "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
            but have ______ life."
      Jn 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 ____________ life."

            These scriptures, and many others, plainly teach that upon receiving God's Salvation, which
        is ours upon our repentance and our receiving Christ as Saviour by faith without the addition of
        any works, we then receive eternal/everlasting life.
            def.  "everlasting life"/"eternal life"  Gk,
zwhn aiwnion, dzo-ayn  ahee-oh-nee-on
zwhn, life, and, aiwnion, indeterminate as to duration, eternal, everlasting
Thus, this term, "everlasting/eternal life" denotes a life within a framework of time that has
        no determined ending; i.e., it will last forever; and it means that upon salvation, the child of
        God is given life that has no ending.

            In the New Testament the term "life," which includes that "eternal/everlasting life" that is
        given to the saved upon their acceptance of Christ, is used in contrast against the unsaved who
        are represented as being "dead" or receiving "death." This is most probably in reference to their
        soon to be experienced physical death as well as their future eternal existence in the Lake of Fire
        which is called, "the second death" (
deuteroV, deu-teh-ross, meaning "second" - qanatoV,  
        than-ah-toss, meaning "death
").  We can summarize the use of the terms, "life" and "death (or
        dead)," in the spiritual realm, to mean: "life" as pertaining to those who have accepted God's
        Salvation through Christ without addition of works; and "death" or "dead" as pertaining to those
        who have rejected God's Salvation and are under judgment and condemnation, upon their physical
        death, to Hell and the Lake of Fire which is the second death.
            Eph 2:1 "And you hath he quickened, who were _____ in trespasses and sins;"

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is ______; but the gift of God is
eternal ____
                through Jesus Christ our Lord.

"life" Gk 
zwh, dzoay, life
"death" Gk 
qanatoV, thanatoss, death
                "dead" Gk 
nekrouV, nek'roos, a corpse
Rev 20:12 "And I saw the _____ (nekroos), small and great, stand before God;
                and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book
of ____
(dzoays): and the _____ (nekroi) were judged out of those things which
                were written in the books, according to their works."
Rev 20:14 "And ______
(thanatoss) and hell were cast into the lake of fire.
                This is the second ______

    2.  What kind of "life" (Gk  zwh, dzoay) are we talking about that is given to the saved in Christ?
        - To answer that question we need to first define who Christ was and is.
          There are many scriptures that show that Christ was God.
            He was the "Word of God" that "was God" in John chapter one:
               Jn 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
                    and ___ _____ ___ God."
               Joh 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt ______  __, (and we
                    beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full
                    of grace and truth."

            And then, Jesus himself spoke these words in John chapter ten:
                Jn 10:30 "I and my Father are ____."
Even at the announcement of His impending birth He was called God:
Mat 1:23 "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
                    and they shall call his name ______________, which being interpreted
                    is, ___ with us."

There are many other scriptures that can be referred to that prove that Jesus Christ was
            God in the flesh.  To see further scriptural proof of His deity, please see our online
            first year course, "Bible Doctrines," and the section entitled "The Doctrine of Jesus Christ."
            For our purposes I believe if we will take these verses at face value that they will be
            sufficient proof that Jesus Christ declared and believed himself to be God incarnate and
            that a scrutiny of the rest of the Scriptures will easily show that they agree on the matter.

                Now that we have determined that Jesus Christ is God, then we can ask ourselves the real
            question: "What kind of life did Christ possess to give to those who have accepted God's
            gift of Salvation?"

           -  Logically, since Christ is God, then the life He possessed must be the eternal life of the eternal 
                This is in complete accord with the many scriptures, quite a few of which we have already
            looked at, that plainly state that the life that Christ gives to the saved is, indeed, "eternal life,"
            which is also called "everlasting life" since, as we saw in an earlier segment, both terms are
            translated from the same two Greek words:
                def.  "everlasting life"/"eternal life," Gk,
zwhn aiwnion, dzo-ayn  ahee-oh-nee-on.

            -  The use of the two terms, "eternal life" and "everlasting life," can be considered as viewing
                the life that Christ possesses and confers, from, on the one hand, an essential point of view
                and, on the other hand, from an experiential point of view.

                From an essential point of view, the life force is "eternal;" i.e., the essence of it is the very
                    life force of God himself.  And that life force has no beginning nor does it have an end.
                    It is the eternal life force of the Eternal God, Jehovah, that has existed from eternity past,
                    and beyond, and will extend into eternity future.  Thus, when the term "Eternal life" is
                    used, we can view it as referring to the eternal essence of the "life" force itself.

                From the experiential point of view, the life force is everlasting.  In the experience of the
                    one who accepts God's gift of Salvation, the life that is conferred upon them replaces the
                    temporal life, the one that they had that would have ended in physical death, and the life
                    force of their soul that would have lived on in eternal condemnation in the Lake of Fire,
                    which is called "the second death."  In place of that life, the new life force conferred upon
                    them by Christ will continue on from the moment of their salvation and on out through
                    eternity and brings them from "death," which includes eternal condemnation, into "life"
                    without end that cannot experience condemnation.

                The two terms are used synonymously, in many instances, because they are both talking
                    about the same life force; only, as we have seen, they are from two slightly different
                    points of view or points of reference if you will.

We must conclude that the life that God gives those who accept His gift of Salvation in
               Christ is the eternal life force of Christ who is the Eternal God.

                Isaiah 9:6
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
                    government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
                    Wonderful, Counsellor, The _______  ___, The ____________ Father,
                    The Prince of Peace."

                Isaiah 9:7 "Of the increase of
his government and peace there shall be
__  ___,
                    upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish
                    it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even ____  _____.
                    The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."
Note: "everlasting Father," Heb. ad, def. eternity, everlasting, world without end
This scripture plainly states that Christ is the everlasting Father.  Therefore, we can
                see that it reinforces our conclusion that the life force of Christ is the eternal/everlasting
                life force of God himself.

3. With the plain statements of the Scriptures from both the Old and the New Testaments, we
        are forced to conclude that when a person accepts Christ as Saviour, according to God's plan
        which is by faith alone with no admixture of works of any kind, then, totally by God's
        grace, that person receives eternal/everlasting life.  That means life without end and the
        attendant freedom from condemnation for ever.  And since it is a gift by grace and not payment
        for our works, then it can never be taken away because of our works.

When God says the life He gives us is eternal in its essence and everlasting experientially for us,
        then for Him to take it away for any reason would be to make His statements concerning that
        gift, a lie.  And that is impossible.

            Num 23:19 "God is not a man, that he should ____; neither the son of man, that
                he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not __  __? or hath he spoken,
                and shall he not _____  __  _____?"
         When God says something, it is always true.  When God promises something, He always
        keeps His promise.  When God says He will do something, He is able to make it so.  That
        would, of course, include those things that He confers upon us.

             Concerning the question at hand- how long is Salvation for?  He said it is life eternal,
        and it is.  He said it is life everlasting, and it is.  When He says it is life without end, then as
        the omnipotent God He can make sure it is without end!  In spite of anything man, beast, or
        devil, has done, can or ever will do, the fact of God's gift of Salvation and the attendant eternal
        everlasting life that He gives along with it by His wonderful grace and infinite power, is a fact
        based in God and not dependant on our works nor the works of any of His creatures- physical
        or spiritual.

            How long does our Salvation last?  It is eternal and everlasting- period!  Not because of our
        works but because God said it is so and He alone is able to make it so.  We did not earn it by
        our works and we cannot keep it by our works.  We are in God's hands and no one, not even
        ourselves, can pluck us out.


                         PART TWO

Continue on- no test yet.

1.  The first warning - Living faith and dead faith.
       If it is God and not our works that keeps us saved- then what of works?
   According to the book of James, there are two kinds of faith, living faith and dead faith.
      Jas 2:14 "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say
          he hath faith, and _____  ___  _____? can faith save him?"
      Jas 2:15 "If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,"
      Jas 2:16 "And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled;
          notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body;
          what doth it profit?"
      Jas 2:17 "Even so _____, if it hath ___ works, is ______, being alone."
      Jas 2:18 "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me
          thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."
     Jas 2:19 "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well:
          the devils also believe, and tremble."

     Jas 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is _____?

            In this passage of Scripture God is telling us that there is a difference between dead faith
        and living faith.  Living faith is proved by our works.  Someone who claims to be saved and
        then continues living like the devil is fooling himself, at the least, or a blatant liar, at the
        worst.  In either case, their lack of works is convincing proof that they never had a living
        faith in the first place but rather a dead faith.  And even our human experience shows us that
        death cannot bring forth life.
            Therefore, we can conclude that those who say they have Salvation by faith and yet continue
        to live like the devil, never had a living faith in the first place. Ergo, they never did get saved
        but were only fooling themselves.  Even Jesus stated this same precept, concerning works and
        Salvation while here on earth.

            Luk 6:43 "For a good tree bringeth ___ forth corrupt fruit;
                neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."
            Luk 6:44 "For every tree is ______  __  ___ own fruit. For of thorns men do
                not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
            Luk 6:45 "A _____ man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
                that which is _____; and an ____ man out of the evil treasure of his heart
                bringeth forth that which is ____: for of the abundance of the heart his
                mouth speaketh."
            Luk 6:46 "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and __  ___ the things which I say?"

        - It is easy to see that faith and works work together.  However, they only work together
            as an indicator of whether we have a living faith or a dead one.  In other words, our works
            give us confidence that we really have received God's Salvation in Christ.  Good works are the
            natural outcome of Salvation by grace through faith.

            Eph 2:10 "For we (by context, the saved) are his (God's) workmanship, created in
                Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before _________ that we
                should _____  __  _____."

  Another effect of works is that if we tell a lost person, or a saved person for that matter, that
            we are saved and they look at our works, our "fruit" if you will, will they believe we are
            telling them the truth?  Or will they think we are lying?  If it is a lost person and our works
            make us a liar, then will they ever believe us when we tell them about God's gift of Salvation
            through Jesus Christ?  Will they believe that they can be saved by faith when they look at our
            works and by them they are shown that our faith, the one we claim is the channel by which we
            were saved, is a dead faith that does not bring forth good works?  God warns us that those
            who "say" and "do not" are nothing but "hypocrites."  Will our lack of good works cause others,
            both saved and lost, to rightly judge us also as hypocrites?  If they do, and rightly so, then
            our hypocrisy may cause a lost person to reject God's gift of Salvation or maybe cause a
            fellow Christian to fall into sin by following our example or maybe cause them to turn away
            from the godly path and have to suffer in sin and chastisement from God as He works to
            bring them back into the right way.  Either way, our works will either encourage or
            discourage.  Bring others to God or drive them away from God.  And these resultant positive
            and negative effects are true even concerning ourselves.  Our works will either make us feel
            closer to God, if they are good godly works, or they will make us doubt if they are bad ones.
            And this is even to the doubting of our Salvation.  "Did I have a living faith or a dead faith" 
            I will begin to ask myself?  "Did I truly believe to the saving of my soul or did I only get
            religion instead of Salvation?"  My good works are the indicator that will help me keep, or
            maybe regain, my assurance of my Salvation.  Not "keep or regain my Salvation," but rather
            "keep or regain the assurance of my Salvation."  We have already seen that we are kept by the
            promise and power of God, not by our own works or power.  We have seen that NOTHING
            can take away that gift of God's Salvation.  Not anything or anyone physical nor anything
            spiritual.  The scriptures guarantee that NOTHING can separate us from God's love!

Ro 8:33 "Who shall lay ___  ____ to the charge of God's elect?
It is
God that justifieth."

Ro 8:34 "Who is he that __________? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen
    again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

Ro 8:35 "Who shall ________ __ from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,
    or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?"

Ro 8:36 "As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;
    we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."

Ro 8:37 "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him
    that loved us."

Ro 8:38 "For I am persuaded, that neither _____, nor ____, nor _____, nor
    ___________, nor _______, nor things ________, nor things __  ______,"

      Ro 8:39 "Nor ______, nor ______, nor any other _________, shall be able to
          _________ us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

          But we should also not forget the loving but also chastening hand of our heavenly Father.

Heb 12:5 "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto
    children, My son, despise not thou the __________ of the Lord, nor faint when
    thou art _______ of him:"
Heb 12:6 "For whom the Lord loveth he ___________, and scourgeth every son
    whom he receiveth."
Heb 12:7 "If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with _____; for what
    son is he whom the father chasteneth not?"
Heb 12:8 "But if ye be ________ chastisement, whereof all are partakers,
    then are ye bastards, and not sons."
Heb 12:9 "Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which _________ us, and
    we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the
    Father of spirits, and live?"
Heb 12:10 "For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure;
    but he for our ______, that we might be partakers of his ________."
Heb 12:11 "Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be ________, but
    grievous: nevertheless _________ it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
    righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."

        It should, by now, be obvious that we are safe in the Lord and no thing, nor any person, physical
        or spiritual, past, present, or future, can cause a loss of our Salvation which is the expression of
        God's love toward us in Christ Jesus our Lord.  This is abundantly made clear in God's Word.
            Ro 5:6 "For when we were yet _______  _______, in due time
                        Christ died for the ungodly."

          Ro 5:7 "For ________ for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure
                  for a good man _____ would even dare to die."

     Ro 5:8 "But God commendeth his _____ toward us, in that,
                  while we were yet sinners, ______  ____  ___  ___."

      - So the first warning is:
            Although works are not what saves us or keeps us, that is done strictly by God, still works
        do indicate whether we have a living faith or a dead one; i.e., they indicate whether we are
        truly saved or not.  And they indicate this to ourselves as well as others.  They help us to keep
        our assurance, our peace of mind, about our Salvation.  But even more important, our works
        also effect others, both the saved and the lost, either positively or negatively depending on
        whether our works are good or evil.  And we are our brothers keeper so we need to maintain
        good works after we are saved- for their sakes and for ours.

2.  Second warning-  what if we could lose our Salvation?
            To forestall any tendency to think that we, our works specifically, can be effectual in any
way to help us gain, retain, or regain our Salvation, God makes it plain the hopelessness that would
         ensue IF we could ever lose it and then try to get it back.

Heb 6:4 "For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have
    tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,"

Heb 6:5 "And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,"

Heb 6:6 "If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they
    crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put
to an open shame."

        Let's briefly dissect this piece of Scripture.

        1)  Who is being spoken of in this passage?
                It is those who have been "enlightened," and "tasted of the heavenly gift," and
            they were "made partakers of the Holy Ghost."
             The only group that fits those criteria are the Saved, so we can safely assume that this
            passage of Scripture is informing us about something that concerns only the Saved.
        2)  What is God saying about the Saved?
                He is telling us that "if they shall fall away..."  He is not saying that they can or will,
            rather He is saying that "if" that could possibly happen then something will or will not
            happen to them.

  What is God saying would be the remedy IF they did fall away?
              The fact is that He offers absolutely NO remedy; but rather a warning!
                God is telling us that it would be "impossible" (v:4) "If they shall fall away" (v:6)
            to ever "renew them again unto repentance".
  What does that mean in regard to their Salvation?
                Since without repentance there can be no Salvation, then there is no way for them to ever
            be saved again "if" they should ever lose it.

                This should be a warning to us and to those that believe, contrary to the Scriptures, that
            they can lose their Salvation.  And the warning to all of us, plainly stated in the Word of God,
            is that IF we could ever lose it then God says we could NEVER get it back!
                One more reason to stay with the plain teachings of God exactly as He presents them to us
            in His Word.  To preach loss of Salvation is a scare tactic that is contrary to the Word of God
            and, therefore, not an acceptable practice.  This warning just studied is there specifically to
            prevent such heretical preaching and to show us, and those to whom we preach God's Salvation,
            that God's Salvation is once and forever.  And it is also there to make it plain that those who
            preach loss of it are indeed preaching a doctrine that is untenable from both a positive view, in
            that it contradicts God's positive teachings that the life attained through God's Salvation is eternal
            and everlasting, and also from a negative view as shown here in this passage of Scripture.
            Negative in that if one could lose it, then they could never get it back and that is a negative proof
            that such foolish heresy would contradict God's teachings that once you have His Salvation, then
            you have it forever, i.e., it is everlasting and eternal.  If you could lose it and be unable to ever get
            it back, as is so plainly taught here, then that would be to say that God is a liar for saying it would
            be yours forever when it could not be under this "lose it and it is gone forever" precept so plainly
            taught here in His Word.

                The obvious conclusion is that to believe this heresy that you can lose your Salvation, is to call
            God a liar.  And, personally, I would rather believe God in this matter the same way I choose to
            believe Him in ALL matters!

                No matter who may be teaching contrary to God's precepts, God is always true.

                Romans 3:4  "Let God be true, but every man a liar..."


Salvation comes from God alone and 
can only be attained by God's plan!
Psa 3:8 "Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
           thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah."

Now we can add to this the fact that once
we are saved, then we are kept by God's
power.  And since God's power is eternal
and His veracity unchallengeable, then
when He tells us that the life He gives us
    in Christ will have no end, that it is eternal
and everlasting, and that it can not be
abrogated by any person or thing, not even
ourselves, then we must conclude that our
Salvation will last forever!
Jn 10:28 "And I give unto them eternal life;
        and they shall never perish, neither shall
      any man pluck them out of my hand."



Tests need to be taken a minimum of 7 days apart.  Study one section for 7 days
and then take the test not before the 7th day and then your attendance for
the next section begins the day after you have received a passing
score on the Section test.  Attendance is figured from the
date you submitted the Sign In form for the course.

To figure out the minimum date on which you can take this current
lesson test, just add seven to the date of your last test.  This process
will always give you the date on which you may take any test.

Attendance for each lesson is 1 week minimum.
Attendance for the entire Salvation course is 7 weeks minimum.
You may take your last lesson test on the last day of your 7
weeks of required attendance.  Then you can submit a
Finish Sign In form and a Password Request Form
and then you may take the course Final Test the
day after you have successfully completed your
7th and final test in the course.

If you proceed faster than the required pace, then you will not retain the information in the text.

If you are registered with the SLBC Moodle site,
DO NOT take the test through the link below
nor through any of the test links in any of
the textbooks.  Return to the Moodle
site to take your tests in ALL of
your courses.  There can be
to this.

If you are NOT a moodle student,
please take the following test.



If you fail the test, then restudy the section, find
the correct answers to all of the questions
you missed, and then take the test
again on or after tomorrow.
You may
NOT retake a failed test on the
same day that you failed it in any
of our courses. There is always
a one day wait required for
restudy of the material
before retaking
the test.