Preserved

Posted: December 5, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, Reformed Theology

“The Elect that the Father gives to the Son are preserved by the Son. The basis of our assurance is not to be based upon a confidence of our ability to persevere. We talk about the Perseverance of the Saints and I believe that the saints do in fact persevere but the reason that they persevere is because they are preserved and so it’s better to speak of the preservation of the saints than the perseverance of the saints and so we hear in this chapter Jesus appeals to the Father that those who have been given to Him may be kept.”

– R.C. Sproul – Gaining True Assurance part 5 in The Assurance of Salvation series

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