God’s Promise to Preserve His People (Owen)

In his treatise On Temptation, John Owen spent much time expositing the Bible's teaching on temptation. Specifically, Owen referred to Mt. 26:41 & Rev. 3:10. At one point, Owen discussed God's promise to preserve his people - the promise John mentions in Rev. 3:10. Here are Owen's remarks: Now, in every promise there are three… Continue reading God’s Promise to Preserve His People (Owen)

Love So Infinite: Perseverance of the Saints (Hodge)

One of the many biblical proofs for the perseverance of the saints is the nature of God's sovereign love (see Romans 8:35ff).  Here's how Charles Hodge put it in a sermon on Romans 8:1: Moreover the greatness of the love of God is such as effectually to preserve the believer. As this love is sovereign… Continue reading Love So Infinite: Perseverance of the Saints (Hodge)

We Stand by the Power of God

The truth that God never forsakes his people but always preserves and protects them is one of those biblical teachings that is the source of deep comfort.  Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ (Rom. 8:39). No one can rip us out of the strong and loving arms of the Lord… Continue reading We Stand by the Power of God

Don’t Forget about Satan! (Kuyper)

Abraham Kuyper, "To Be Near Unto God" For various reasons, sometimes Christians forget that Satan and his demonic horde really exist.  We know the stories in the Gospels where Jesus sent the demons running, but we sometimes forget the fact that Satan really prowls around like a roaring lion seeking to devour us (1 Pet 5:8).  We… Continue reading Don’t Forget about Satan! (Kuyper)

More than Conquerors? (Carson)

What does it mean in Romans 8:37 when Paul says that followers of Christ are "more than conquerors" (ESV) or "have complete victory" (NET)?  D. A. Carson gives some good answers to this question based on the context of Romans 8: First, the “us” to whom the apostle refers includes all Christians. All Christians are… Continue reading More than Conquerors? (Carson)