How can the believer be sure that he will not make it to the end and be lost forever? This article argues that the believer’s confidence rests in God’s faithfulness and steadfast grace. This truth is expressed by the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints and glorification. This article unpacks these two doctrines.
The author attempts to summarize the gospel message according to Paul, as a message of the sacrifice of Christ for the sake of the propitiation of the wrath of God, and for reconciliation and redemption. This gospel message also highlights the aspect of justification by faith, Spirit-authored sanctification, and the glorification of believers.
This article is a the third in a trilogy which looks at the golden chain of salvation - predestination, calling, justification and glorification. Here the author focusses on the topics of justification and glorification, showing that these flow from God's mercy and are a source of peace and security.