Articles of Faith: Security Of The Believer

We believe that the true believer is forever secure as a redeemed possession of God. This security is founded on the full payment of the believer's sin by the Cross of Christ in His substitutionary atonement and God's proof of receipt of that payment in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The sole condition of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ and His redemptive work. Therefore, the security of the believer is not conditioned upon his circumstances nor emotional experiences nor strength but it is an acceptance of the basis of reconciliation which has already been accepted by God. The believer is in the possession of God, which is the opposite of lost. He is secure because God has taken the responsibility for His own. John 1:12,13; I Cor. 6:19,20; Eph. 1:13,14; Eph. 4:30; John 10:27-30; Heb. 7:25; Jude 24; I Pet. 1:5